The cluster of car yards in Hannell Street looks set to grow after a developer lodged plans for a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership opposite Wickham marina.
The $6 million proposal from Hanwick Pty Ltd would convert the former Blackwoods tools warehouse into two showrooms, one for Jaguar Land Rover and another for an unnamed prestige car brand.
Planning documents say the Jaguar Land Rover dealership would move from Gateshead to Wickham to “capitalise on the increased growth and redevelopment in the area”.
The proposal includes partly demolishing existing warehouses on the site and converting other warehouse space into workshops.
Newcastle City Council approved a 24-unit residential redevelopment on the site 12 months ago.
The council is also assessing plans for a new Audi dealership at 270 Hannell Street, between Throsby Creek and Kia Motors.
A Sydney developer has lodged plans for a 14-storey residential building on the Hannell Street site of the McCarroll’s car dealership, next to Newcastle Interchange.
A McCarroll’s spokesman told the Newcastle Herald in October that the dealership likely would move in the next 12 to 18 months to a new site on Griffiths Road at Lambton.
The Herald reported in August that Maryville residents had complained to the council about the noise of late-night deliveries to the Newcastle City Holden and Newcastle Mazda car yards in Hannell Street.