Car dealerships tend to be fairly utilitarian environments, and they’re often aesthetically interchangeable, too – white tiles, a potted plant or two, a generic automatic coffee machine; not the sort of places that invite repose. That is not the case with this Land Rover and Jaguar dealership, which had to be different, as the two partners that run it do things differently themselves. Visitors are welcomed with genuine friendliness, and invited to chat over a warm bowl of freshly made soup.

No business suits here, just smart casuals; no hard sell, just informal professionalism. This emphasis on human touch has been interpreted in the interior design by moderating the scale of the display area with the help of a stylish bar, a warmly appointed meeting room and the sort of furniture, features and surface treatments typically only seen in luxury homes.