SITE works have cleared the path for luxury car dealer Mercedes-Benz Ballarat to pull into its new Main Road space.
Demolition began three weeks ago on the former Ballarat Building Supplies site and by mid this week, most had gone except for the shell of an old shed.
Mercedes-Benz Ballarat dealer principal Justin Mitchell said plans included about one third of the site to be a brand new showroom, one third to be refurbished and the rest to be left untouched with potential for future growth.
The dealership will remain operating at its Mair Street base, formerly SF Motors, until the move which is scheduled for mid-next year. Mr Mitchell said a make-over was well-overdue.
“Our (Mair Street) showroom was built in 1955 and state-of-the-art for the day...With the changes happening in Mair Street it seemed a good time to find a bigger space and amenities to grow,” Mr Mitchell said.
“We’ll still be in central Ballarat and close to shops and transport when people are getting their cars serviced. The future is looking bright.”