Honda Showroom & Workshop, Bundoora

Schedule: — weeks
Project value: $6.3 million
Project period: July 2008 – Feb 2011
Completion date: Feb 2011

Northway Honda engaged Stanton Dahl, as recommended by Honda Australia, to design a new showroom and workshop on a prominent greenfield site in the north Melbourne suburb of Bundoora in mid 2008. The dealership was to be one of the first to employ Honda’s current Corporate Image Branding in Australia.

The dealership consists of a cylindrical two-storey showroom at the front of the site with a full service workshop at its rear bridged by an administrative core over two stories. Site circulation is centrally organised, diagonally across the site to ensure ease of access, efficient vehicular movement and customer safety.

The showroom’s innovative design maximises exposure on the prominent corner intersection and opens the dealership to all aspects of customer arrival. Vehicular movement in the double storey showroom is achieved with an open scissor lift – the first of its kind in an automotive showroom in Australia.

Northway Honda is a top-tier dealership (level 5). It was the first to incorporated all of Honda current Corporate Image Branding Elements and has come to represent the ideal facility for Honda’s Rollout Program.