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Visiting the Botany site (from left to right) are Armstrong Motor Group directors Dean Ellwood and Mark Darrow; Minister of Transport Simon Bridges;  Armstrong Motor Group managing director Rick Armstrong; Member of Parliament for Botany Jami-Lee Ross and managing director of United Industries John Williams. Photo supplied

Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges and Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross have visited the construction site for Armstrong Motor Group’s massive new dealership in Botany.

The project is on track for opening in May 2017 and now well over half way through the build programme with the roof installed and concrete floors poured, having broken ground originally on May 9, 2016.

The site boasts more than 5100 square meters under roof including 21 service bays and is understood to be the largest retail dealership building in New Zealand.

The wider Botany area is growing incredibly fast, and this will provide the genesis of a new Auckland automotive precinct on for Auckland East, the company saior the Armstrong Motor Group, this further expands its Auckland footprint with dealerships already in Grey Lynn, Greenlane and Mt Wellington. The new motor vehicle dealership at 279 Ti Rakau Drive will be by far its largest.

Armstrongs have already announced that Mercedes-Benz have awarded the Armstrong Motor Group the franchise for the area – making it the third Mercedes-Benz dealer in Auckland and the 10th in New Zealand.

The Armstrong Motor Group is no stranger to the brand with two Mercedes Benz dealerships - in Christchurch and Dunedin - and has been named Mercedes-Benz dealer of the year for the past five years.

Armstrongs have been working in conjunction with Ti Rakau Properties, part of the United Industries Group, to develop the 1.1 hectare Ti Rakau Drive site.

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