Inchcape UK has opened its new JLR dealership in Derby on the site of the city’s former cattle market.

The new franchised dealership combines the Jaguar dealership, previously located adjacent to the former Derby Cattle Market, with the Land Rover dealership previously at Pride Park.

This project is part of a significant investment in Jaguar Land Rover by Inchcape. There are also plans for new Dual Arch dealerships in Guildford, Norwich and Kings Lynn.

The new Chequers Road site in Derby features 100 parking spaces and a 26-bay workshop.

Marcus Jones, head of business at Jaguar Land Rover Derby, joined the business in September having previously worked for Stratstone Land Rover and Jaguar Nottingham.

He said: “Having worked with the brand for over 20 years, it’s a really exciting opportunity to lead on the opening of this impressive retail outlet.

“I know our customers will enjoy their welcoming experience with the convenience of parking, a comfortable lounge area and friendly colleagues to greet them.

“As a team we love the new environment and look forward the rest of 2019 here and in to 2020. We have created a retail automotive hub for the East Midlands.”

Alex Merricks, franchise director for Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover, said: “It is amazing to open our fifth state of the art Jaguar Land Rover site.

“This investment will advance the service levels we are able to provide to customers, whilst also giving them greater choice in a fantastic environment.”