Jack Barclay Regional Service Centre
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Location:
Wandsworth, London SW18
Client:
Jack Barclay Ltd.
Architect:

EHW Ltd.

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Background:

This impressive aftersales facility moved from Nine Elms to Burr Road, Wandsworth in 2011 operating as Jack Barclay Ltd’s regional centre for servicing Bentley and Audi motorcars.

According to Bentley Motors, The Jack Barclay Service Centre is “The largest and most advanced service centre in the world.” The 16,000 sq ft workshop with 24 bays includes a bodyshop and parts department, and is the world’s only authorised distributor of parts for pre-1955 Bentleys. All manner of vehicles have been re-sprayed here, including the royal wedding car.

Extensive alterations were required to the existing building, which was a former bus garage. In the workshop, these included floor levelling and strengthening for cars, ramps and parts storage, as well as roof modifications to take 8m high flues from each spray booth.

According to Mark Wilkinson of EHW architects, “The design is about making the building work operationally, from lighting to layout and finishes.” A well designed structure clearly supports this objective.

Status:
Completed.