Former Homebase site

One of the UK’s largest car dealers has announced major plans to come to Nottingham – in a move which could create up to 60 new jobs.

Industry giant Carshop has submitted plans to open a showroom at the former Homebase site, off Queen’s Road.

The dealership – which has stores in  in Cardiff, Doncaster, Northampton, Norwich and Swindon – will eventually display around 700 vehicles.

Chief executive of CarShop, Jonathan Dunkley, said he was ‘delighted’ with the planned move to Nottingham.

“It’s a very exciting opportunity, and it’s something the whole team has high expectations for,” he said.

His comments were backed by CarShop representative, Nigel Mills, who said Nottingham was the perfect location for his firm to move to.

He said: “We’re keen to invest in Nottingham and position our new CarShop in a prime East Midlands location with good access, in a mature retail setting, to complement the other brands already trading there.”

Nottingham City Council will make a decision on the planning application later this year.