There are, doubtless, many people who abide by the maxim that past performance is no guide to the future. It’s certainly a good rule when thinking about investment, but what about past experience? Is there a danger of a ‘blindside’, where ignorance of ideas which may have been a little ‘out of time’ might prove […]

Recently completed, this ambitious £8 million new-build project for Helston Garages involved the design and development of two distinctive dealerships for premium brands Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo. Meda acted as Architect and Project Manager during the 72-week development of the dual-brand flagship site, which is situated on Toneway in the historic Devon town of […]

While it’s not clear quite what forms it will take in the coming years, it’s almost certain that the car dealership cannot thrive if it looks, feels and operates as it does today. So, we’ve been having a think about what functions the dealership of the near future will need in order to perform, and […]

A Jaguar Land Rover panel architect, Meda was appointed by Roger Young Land Rover to provide Lead Design and Architectural Design services for the refurbishment of its existing facility in Saltash, near Plymouth. Built over a 35-week period at a cost of approximately £2 million, the refurbished facility opened in May 2018 and provides an […]

Like us, you probably spend a good deal of time considering the many challenges facing the automotive retail industry, and how they are continuously evolving. The increasing complexity of the product landscape, the importance of getting online right and growing expectations of customers are all raising pressure on our retail networks and those who work […]

A recent trip to the waste and recycling centre served as a reminder that a huge number of items are thrown away for want of a spare part. Vacuum cleaners in need of a handle; a piece of furniture in need of a new joint; a radio-controlled car in need of a new wheel: mass […]

Two large UK chains filed for administration this week, adding to the list of high-profile retail group failures that have taken place during the last decade. A number of the usual factors have been cited in the demise of Maplin and Toys R Us, not least competition from online sellers. In the case of Toys […]