R and B star Lemar joins the party to mark opening of new five-acre, 15 million-pound Audi Centre of Excellence in Scotland
- New 56,000 square-feet Audi retail venue was officially ‘christened’ at a VIP opening party on Thursday November 25, 2004
- New location for Lomond Audi, which moves from Kyle Street, Glasgow to Braehead (off M8/A8) and is renamed Glasgow Audi
- £15 million premises combines extensive sales and service space with outdoor off-road test track, cafés, kindergarten, 160-seat restaurant, museum, art gallery and conference facilities for up to 178 delegates
In front of around 150 guests, the celebrated voice of R and B star Lemar rang out across the 56,000-square-foot venue, which is the new home of Glasgow Audi (formerly Lomond Audi) and is set to become a new landmark in Scotland. The occasion also marked the British public debut of the stunning V10 biturbo-powered Nuvolari quattro concept car.
Set in five acres of landscaped grounds incorporating 300 parking spaces, the three-storey, 110ft high Glasgow Audi building offers plentiful new and used sales space and an exceptionally accommodating service area with 23 inspection bays, but it also goes far beyond this. Customers are able to visit an Audi museum housing legendary Audi models such as the R8 Le Mans prototype racer, browse in a spacious art gallery showcasing up-and-coming artists and enjoy regular fashion shows, film premiers and bespoke special events.