DKA | Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz UK

Masterplanning for automotive giant's UK headquarters

We have been working with Mercedes-Benz UK since 2002 when we were appointed to convert a group of existing retails units in Watford into a new motor dealership. From this modest beginning we have gone on to provide design services on 12 Mercedes-Benz retail sites across the country and assisted in the development of their headquarters site at Tongwell, Milton Keynes.

“ DKA's relationship with Mercedes-Benz has led to being selected by their Formula One engine and powertrain affiliates to undertake redevelopment of their research, testing and manufacturing facility ”
David Kent – Founder and Director

Tongwell is a large site originally built by General Motors. Since becoming Mercedes-Benz’s UK Headquarters it has undergone a series of changes to modernise the facilities and make it more responsive to the client’s requirements. Our work has included several masterplan exercises, detailed planning consent for a large new office building, ideas for additional decked car parking and the design and construction of a substantial extension to the existing training facility to provide an Apprentice Training Centre for the next generation of workshop operatives.

In addition to the client’s retail operations, our relationship has also enabled us to be selected by their Formula One engine and powertrain affiliates Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains to undertake the comprehensive redevelopment of their research, testing and manufacturing facility in Brixworth Northampton, where we remain actively involved designing buildings that respond to the fast-changing requirements in the Formula One world.

Our most recent project has been to revisit our first dealership – Watford – to design and build a new decked car park and covered used car showroom to increase the amount of display and service parking on this successful and busy, but very constrained, site.

DKA | Mercedes-Benz