Gallery Automotive Group LLC has announced that it has begun construction on BMW and MINI dealerships in Rockland just off of Route 3, Exit 14.
The new 58,000-square-foot dealerships will replace BMW Gallery of Norwell, which occupies about 23,000 square feet in Norwell.
Expected to open in the fall, the Rockland facility is designed to accommodate more than 200 vehicles and a service area with more than 30 bays, said the company, adding that the new location has “much more visibility from the main exit of the highway.’’
“Our new location will offer our current BMW clientele and anyone who is passionate about driving a state-of-the-art home on the South Shore and will offer current and future MINI enthusiasts in Southeastern Massachusetts a well-deserved home,’’ Gallery Automotive Group director of operations Kevin Misanko said in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier about our partnership with these iconic brands.’’
The land owner and developer is A.W. Perry, Inc., a real estate company with offices in Boston and Hingham. Construction management is by Integrated Builders Inc. of Rockland, which is utilizing a design-build contract with the Curtis Architectural Group and Judith Nitsch Engineering Inc.
Development services for Gallery and Perry are being handled by Stratton Development Management and Waypoint KLA. Construction and permanent financing for the project is provided by Cambridge Savings Bank. Brokerage services were delivered by the Conrad Group and Perry Brokerage Associates.
The Gallery Automotive Group currently includes BMW Gallery of Norwood, BMW Gallery of Norwell, Volkswagen Gallery of Norwood, Mazda Gallery of Norwood, and Honda Gallery of Reading.