Eblen Subaru, Glenelg

Background

Eblen Subaru in Glenelg is one of Australia’s most awarded Subaru dealerships for sales and service, stocking new Subarus and pre-owned vehicles, with a large Service and Parts department. It needed to extend and refurbish its showroom and service centre, with minimal disruption to business.

Challenges

  • The dealership had to remain functional, with no constraints on the Service Department’s operations. The tight location affected the sequencing of works, delivery and storage of materials
  • Design had to meet Subaru’s strict dealership design protocol and maximise the available space
  • Internal finishes had to consider the noise caused by large areas of hard surfaces

Outcomes

  • To ensure sales and service operations could continue operating as usual, we staged relocations and communicated frequently with the client to ensure the safe and continuous flow of staff, visitors and cars
  • High gloss floor tiles, part of Subaru’s design protocol, were handled with great care to ensure an even finish
  • The new, two-storey building makes the most of the site, providing a larger, modern showroom and service centre on the ground floor and moving administrative offices upstairs
  • The showroom can comfortably accommodate six to eight vehicles
  • Our build included a modernist glass façade, energy efficient LED lighting and touch-free carwash and detailing
  • Our finishes included acoustic treatment to absorb the noise caused by a large expanse of hard surfaces

Eblen Subaru, Glenelg

Eblen Subaru, Glenelg