Car retailer set to invest £11m in new Leicester dealership

Car retail group TMS Group is set to open a new 34,000 sq ft centre in Leicester following a deal with developer HBD.

The move, which we first revealed two years ago, will create 20 jobs and new apprenticeships at the new Melton Road site.

The £11m deal represents the largest investment made by TMS to date, adding a sixth centre to its network across Coventry, Hinckley and Leicester.

The new site will offer Volvo and Kia vehicles alongside a new servicing centre and customer facilities.

Sustainability will be a key focus in the design and delivery of the project, incorporating a range of features including electrical vehicle charging points.

Justin Sheldon, head of region at HBD, said: “This is a sizeable investment by TMS, which will further expand its reach across the Midlands while creating a range of new roles at Melton Road. It’s an ideal location for the new dealership and we look forward to working with TMS to deliver its new centre.”

HBD plans to start on site January 2024, with the new building complete October 2024.

TMS Group is a family run franchised motor retailer business based in Leicestershire. It represents Volvo in three locations (Leicester, Hinckley and Coventry) and represents Kia in two locations (Leicester and Hinckley), employing 180 people. It was formed in 2006 by Len Hallows, when it purchased the Volvo retailer in Hinckley and has grown substantially in the years since.