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Burton car giant getting set for an historic move

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 26, 2014

By Rob Smyth

  • OUT WITH THE OLD . . . workers at TL Darby are getting set to leave their New Street home for a new base in Wellington Road.

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A PROMINENT car dealership is moving out of town – in a bid to expand its offering to customers.

TL Darby, currently based in Brigade House, New Street, is set to move to a purpose-built site at Centrum 100 before the end of the year.

Work is well under way at the new site, with extensive work having taken place to craft a brand new showroom.

A statement on the firm's website said: "During late 2014, we are moving to a new purpose-built modern showroom to fully meet the needs of our expanding business.

"Our new address is in Wellington Road, Centrum 100."

The new site will allow the company to display a wider array of vehicles, as well as having close access to the A38.

TL Darby's current site is split between two plots on either side of New Street.

One side features the car showroom and the second offers an outdoor showroom site.

The firm has yet to announce what it plans to do with its current home but is said to be "looking into various options" concerning its future.

The firm's decision to leave the town centre will see them venture away from an historic site.

The building that the company currently occupies used to be New Street fire station.

The site was officially opened as a fire station in 1903.

The station closed in 1974 when firefighters moved to their new home in Moor Street.

TL Darby is a privately owned family business of more than 45 years' standing.

It supplies both new and used cars across the UK.

A spokesman for the firm said: "We pride ourselves on giving our customers the highest quality of service in every area."

The firm is widely recognised as one of the best in the UK.

In the past it has been named Volkswagen's top large retailer in 2012, 2009 and 2008.

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  • PointingWest  |  July 28 2014, 10:54AM

    Great to hear a business in the town doing well but I do hope this historic and quite wonderful looking building isn't left to languish and is occupied quickly!

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