Lilly Lewarne were commissioned by Parklands Toyota in 2016 to design their new Toyota franchised motor dealership showroom in Helston Cornwall. The new Toyota showroom would complement the adjacent parts and servicing premises completed by Lilly Lewarne in 2004 and support their existing franchised dealership at Carland Cross near Truro.
The commission comprised the overall design, procurement of planning consents, technical design and administration of the construction contract through to completion.
The design developed in accordance with the latest Toyota brand identity requirements, for a five car showroom, which had to be carefully choreographed to suit a very restricted site and the local context. The design slots within the existing forecourt areas whilst maintaining established vehicle display forecourt areas. The new showroom is also positioned to directly respond to a main arterial route through Helston, in a scale and street presence that respects the refreshingly restrained architectural character of the area, whilst meeting the requirements of Toyota GB and Parklands for a modish automotive retail environment.