The former Hartwell Garage on Newbridge Road in Bath is set to become a Morris Minor Centre after the Charles Ware Group took over as tenants of the site.
The Charles Ware Morris Minor Centre was established in 1975 in Bath, moving from the Lower Bristol Road to the Upper Bristol Road and eventually in 2009, moved 8 miles away to Clothier Road in Brislington, Bristol.
28 staff are currently employed in Brislington, where the company restores, rebuilds and sells Morris Minors and other classic cars, as well as running a comprehensive Morris Minor retail parts division.
Charles Ware Group shareholder Gareth Hamer, a Bath resident spanning 6 decades, said: “We have taken over the lease on the site; we will be temporary custodians of the garage and facilities while decisions are made over the future of the site.
“We plan to display and sell Morris Minor cars in Bath and to show our skills by bringing staff to work here under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
“We continue to recruit more apprentices within a scheme running in partnership with The Heritage Skills Academy and the charity Starter Motor.”
The Charles Ware Group have said they have no involvement in the site’s future development.
The site is not currently open to the public whilst works are underway at the premises.
An opening date is expected to be announced soon.