Neptunus takes just 5 days to build temporary showroom for McLaren's super sports cars

Neptunus has built a temporary showroom for leading motor dealer group Cambria Automobiles to exhibit the world-renowned McLaren super cars.

The facility, which will be in place for up to 14 months while a new permanent building is being constructed at the site in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, took a six strong team of Neptunus technicians just five days to build.

The temporary showroom, utilising Neptunus’ state-of-the-art Flexolution technology, has provided an ultra-modern space to show off the supercars within a Flex2Shop structure — the first time one has been built in the UK. Once it was in place the interior was fitted out to meet the exacting standards required by McLaren and Cambria with the world’s most advanced sports cars being showcased in a temporary facility which has the look and feel of a permanent building.

Neptunus Managing Director April Trasler says: “We have been able to offer Cambria a really very high-quality solution which is unique to Neptunus. Our temporary structures have no fabric parts and incorporate a rigid roof and walls, providing insulation for climate control and noise. Importantly our structures have many of the characteristics of permanent buildings including weight bearing roofs capable of withstanding heavy snowfall — and they are built fast and efficiently.”
The temporary showroom, with large bespoke windows to give maximum impact when viewing the cars, incorporates a customer lounge area and reception, sales offices, and welfare facilities. It has also been fitted with oversized doors to enable the McLaren cars to be comfortably driven inside. It will be dismantled once the permanent building is opened and, as most of the components are fully recyclable, the structure will be available to provide space for other projects.

Jason Button, Group Property Director for Cambria, had been sceptical that a showroom could be built in just five days. He said: “We were working to a very strict programme to get the showroom open. We only had three weeks from the start of the installation to being open and trading. It was incredible to see how quickly and efficiently the showroom went up. We were told it would take five days to build. I wasn’t totally convinced they could do it in that time, but they did!”
He added: “I was very impressed with the professional approach to the project right from the first meeting with Neptunus. Nothing seemed too much trouble, and they fully appreciated the showroom had to be of the highest standard. We would definitely use Neptunus again should the need arise. I could not recommend them highly enough.”

Published: 19/02/2018

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