Beadles Group confirmed as Kia dealer
- Standout dealership in South London
- Low and zero carbon technology used throughout building
Beadles Group Ltd has been confirmed as the new dealer partner for Kia’s new Red Cube dealership in Coulsdon. ‘Beadles’ will be boosting Kia sales in the South London area with the opening of a new 3,430 sq. m dealership and creating a number of jobs in the area. With standout design and a high profile location Beadles will also be one of the first Kia dealership that has fully utilised renewable and low carbon technologies throughout.
Established in 1915 the multi-franchise group Beadles, has almost a century of history in Kent and South East London and is scheduled to be open for business at its new Kia dealership in February 2014, in a prime location on Gateway Business Park, Coulsdon – opening in time for the launch of the new ‘14′ March registration plate.
This is the first venture between Kia Motors UK Ltd and the Beadles Group. Richard Johnson, Group Managing Director of Beadles said of the partnership “We are delighted to be joining forces with Kia, their wide range of cars with head turning styling and Beadles tradition of quality products and class leading customer service coupled with the amazing design of this new dealership will really highlight that Kia and the Beadles Group have arrived in Coulsdon”
With a prime location in Coulsdon the Beadles dealership is purpose built to the Kia Red Cube corporate identity. Covering 3,430 sq. m of space on the Gateway Business Park, Coulsdon, the dealership comprises of an 11 new car showroom as well as 79 bays for used cars. Kia owners will be well serviced with a 583 sq. m workshop with MOT and eight dedicated service bays – capable of over 200 services a week.
Coming to view a new or used Kia won’t be an issue for customers with ample customer parking spaces and a total of 123 car bays cleverly built around the site utilising every available space – even the roof, where there are 181 solar panels built in to help power the building. Parking in the colder months won’t be an issue either with waste heat generated by the new Heat and Power Plant on site used to heat the car parking ramps.
Kia’s Business Development Director, Simon Hetherington commented “South London is an important area for Kia and one that we are keen to expand into. The Beadles Group has a strong history in the Kent and London area and we are delighted to be working with them. Their strong focus on customer service is one that reflects the Kia brand and we are sure that the dealership in Coulsdon will be a successful venture between us in serving Kia owners and new customers in South London”
Using low and zero carbon technology throughout the building ‘Beadles’ will be a showcase of sustainable technologies and the anticipated carbon saving of the development is expected to reduce carbon emissions by over 45 tonnes per annum and generate 119,000 kWh of electrical energy per annum.
181 photovoltaic panels mounted on the workshop roof are expected to produce around 52,000 kWh per annum – enough to power ten households over the course of a year – and reduce CO2 emissions by 27.5 tonnes.
Electricity supplied by the Combined Heat and Power Plant on site will be used throughout the year and the waste heat from this process will be used to provide domestic hot water in all sanitary facilities. In addition the surplus waste heat will be used in providing under floor heating and car parking ramp heating to aid de-frosting in cold weather. There is an estimate reduction in CO2 emission of 15 tonnes using this system.
Heating and cooling of the site will be provided with low carbon technology such as air source heat pumps and fresh air supply ventilation using a thermal wheel rejected heat recovery system will recover 80 per cent of the extracted air temperature to recycle back into the building. During periods of the summer the dealership is expected to be energy neutral.
Lighting used throughout the site will use high luminous efficiency light fitting which further reduce CO2 by an additional five per cent.
The stand out ‘Red Cube’ dealership has been developed and built with green credentials in mind. Kia appointed Hannaford Upright consultants to ensure that the dealership reached an Excellent BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating. Design consultants MEDA were brought in to design the building and BDB Design Build Limited were used as the building contractors.