full design & build, alteration & refurbishment of car showroom

hendy ford, crawley

A full design & build project, Kiwi Design altered and refurbished a former Jaguar dealership into a new Hendy Ford Dealership. Part of the existing showroom was repurposed into a workshop with MOT Bay and parts store. Raising the ceiling in the main showroom also allowed for a mezzanine with office, meeting room and staff facilities.

PROJECT completed: november 2017

duration: 16 weeks

Size: 472 sq. metre showroom, 545 sq. metre workshop, parts store & MOT bay 

VALUE: £710,000

Hendy Group opens new Ford showroom in Crawley - News article from Automative Management Online

Hendy Group have used Kiwi Design for a number of years to help us continually improve our car dealership environments and bring them up to the latest specifications our franchise partners require and also make them a world class customer environment.  We have developed a great working relationship with Kiwi across all levels of the business and they always deliver a high standard finish, usually exceeding specifications.  

From small office refurbishments to full blown new builds the Kiwi Design team always work very well on site with our teams meaning there is great communication, reduced disruption and a better experience for all our team and customers alike, and we all appreciate the end product that Kiwi Design provide us time after time. 

After so many years of working with Kiwi Design we believe they understand our needs, perhaps better than we do, which is important to us to help maintain our own high standards of quality in our operations.
— John Hendy, Hendy Group

Exterior refurbishment

To create a clean and professional exterior, Kiwi Design refurbished the whole roof. Any necessary repairs were completed, along with the cladding and spraying.

In the workshop area, existing windows were replaced with fire-safe roller doors. All other external doors were replaced and the existing windows were refurbished. The main entrance was redesigned and fitted with sliding, folding, entrance doors.


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main showroom

To maximise the use of space, the existing ceiling was removed and a new suspended ceiling fitted at double-height. A mezzanine floor was then created with offices, meeting room, toilets and drinks preparation area.

Preparation of this area included installation of structural steelwork, glazed and studwork partitions, decoration, joinery, electrics, plumbing, carpet, vinyl & ceramic flooring, and air conditioning for the showroom and offices.



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new workshop

Repurposing part of the old showroom created a large workshop area, separated from the new showroom with an extended partition wall. Steel fire doors and roller fire doors were fitted throughout, with aluminium checker plate on the walls for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Epoxy flooring was laid throughout the workshop, MOT and parts area. All required plumbing and electrics were also completed, and Kiwi Design staff attended contractors for the workshop fit-out. 



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