Bury Used Car Dealership cartime Plans £ ½ Million Investment in New Car Collection Centre

The 'Customer Experience Centre' is being designed by Fletcher Smith, the architects by Europe's biggest car dealership. 

Bury used car dealership cartime are planning an ambitious £ ½ million investment in a new car collection centre, where customers can pick up their purchases in style. With innovative new features, the new building promises to offer the people of Greater Manchester ‘a new way to buy a used car’ – plus a hefty boost to the local Bury economy.

Once completed, the collection centre will be an iconic and attractive building where customers who have purchased a vehicle from cartime will come to collect it; with the feel and atmosphere of a luxury airport lounge. The specification includes a comfortable seating area with free-to-use iPads and an open-plan community area with a helpdesk providing advice about cars to the people of Bury. The piéce de résistance is four glass-enclosed rotating plinths that will serve as display platforms – a way for customers to view their new cars in all their gleaming glory before driving them away.

Of the plans, cartime owner Matt Kay, said: “Our aim with the new collection centre is to enhance the buying experience to a level never-before-seen within a used car dealership. It will provide customers with a relaxed and enjoyable way for them to pick up their car once it is ready for collection. As a Bury native I am also extremely proud to be able to invest in the local economy.”

Not only will the centre bring in around 15 new jobs within the company itself, all building work will be contracted to local companies.

In the development of the plans cartime worked in partnership with Fletcher Smith Architects, the team behind Europe’s biggest dealership, the recently opened Volkswagen/Audi site in Stockport. Of the partnership Matt said; “We want cartime to be the biggest and best used car dealership in the country so it made sense to enlist the services of the architects behind some of Europe’s biggest dealerships to design our new collection centre.”

Construction on the collection centre will begin on the site of the Bell Lane Car Centre, opposite the existing cartime dealership within the next six months, pending planning permission. 

Adam Robertshaw, Content Manager - K2L Marketing. 

adam@K2L.co.uk 

0161 848 9008

1)    cartime was founded in 2012 by Matt Kay. They specialise in selling prestige used cars (BMWs, Mercedes, Audi etc.) and are one of the biggest independent used car dealerships in the North West with over 300 cars on site.

2)    cartime should always be spelled will a lower case ‘c’.

3)    Since they began trading, cartime’s turnover has increased exponentially to £15 million in 2014. They are projected to turn over £40 million by 2017 thanks to the expansion plans. 

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cartime is an independent used-car dealership based in Bury, Greater Manchester. We offer customers a new way to buy a used car. Our showroom has over 700 used cars from prestigious manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Land Rover. We have been trading since 2012 and since then have become one of the leading independent used car dealerships in the North West.

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Our aim with the new collection centre is to enhance the buying experience to a level never-before-seen within a used car dealership. It will provide customers with a relaxed and enjoyable way for them to pick up their car once it is ready for collection. As a Bury native I am also extremely proud to be able to invest in the local economy.
Matt Kay