New Porsche Centre plans submitted for Perth
The firm plans to invest more than £5 million to develop a vehicle showroom, workshop/ garage and valet service building on a site at Tweed Place, creating around 144 jobs during the 30-week construction period.
A Peter Vardy spokesman outlined the wider benefits of the development, which the company said will bring in car enthusiasts from around the country.
He said: “There would be increased retail spend in local area from staff and customers, with 60% coming from outside of the region.
“This will encourage customers to travel and stay in Perth city, often using local restaurants, amenities and hotels.”
He added: “The proposed Porsche Centre would introduce 29 quality employment opportunities in sales, administration, service, technical, accounts and four intakes for the Peter Vardy Rookie Apprentice program.”
Designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects, the new centre will also benefit the Peter Vardy Foundation, which states that for every car sold, a donation will be made to feed, educate and clothe a vulnerable child in East Africa for one month.
There are only three other Porsche Centres in Scotland.
The spokesman said: “Porsche Centre Perth would be the fourth chosen location for the brand.
“This high level of investment should have minimal impact on local traffic with expectations of around 10 vehicles being serviced or maintained on a daily basis, and one to two vehicles being sold each day.”
Councillors are expected to rule on planning permission for the Porsche centre in the coming months.