Barnetts Lexus and Toyota’s new £10m Dundee showroom has finally opened after a 41-day delay. It was caused by failing to obtain a safety certificate from the fire service following a dispute around a fireproof ceiling. Dundee City Council also refused to give certificates until the issue was resolved.

The retailer has since opened after adopting “bizarre” stipulations to meet council conditions, including removing doors from offices and taping up glass walls.

Owner Eastern Western Motor Group said the delay cost £20k a day. MD Keith Duncan added the council’s stalling had “wiped out” a month’s worth of profit.