best Design and Development sponsored by Harvest Energy
Carsley Group bought Wyboston Service Station two years ago with the intention of demolishing it and re-building a "state-of-the-art" petrol station. It closed in August 2013 and reopened in February 2014.
Director David Court says: "We designed the site to be an eye-opener from the roadside with a never-seen-before canopy design. The LED lighting is very effective, especially at night when it gives stunning illumination while saving an enormous amount of energy.
"The shop is LED-lit too, to save electricity and provide a warm ambience. With bespoke lighting rafts in bold colours we belive it to be a stand-out store."
Less eye-catching but important details have also been given attention such as a Daikin system which links the chillers with the air conditioning to recycle warm and cold air and the pole sign was moved to improve vehicle movement on the forecourt.
Best Food-to-Go Outlet sponsored by Rollover
Euro Garages’ Beehive site at Blackburn has already won Moshin and Zuber Issa the Forecourt Trader of the Year Award in 2011 and through further investment and maintaining its high standards it has gone on to carry off two titles at this year’s awards.
The site already offered a wide variety of food-to-go with a Starbucks drive-thru, Subway and Spar store and this has been complemented by the recent addition of a Greggs concession.
Greggs provides a fresh bakery range including pies and pastries and its breakfast offer has proved particularly popular.
Starbucks is at the heart of the food-to-go offer, and the drive-thru and take-out Starbucks together account for an average of about 45% of sales. Subway provides customers with a fresh sandwich option and the Spar store also offers a range of food-to-go offers and a Coffee Nation machine.
best Forecourt Innovation sponsored by BP
Mike and Tim Garner’s rebuilt Portsbridge Service Station, on the outskirts of Portsmouth, not only won them the Forecourt Trader of the Year Award, but it was also recognised for the quality of the latest technology and energy saving devices that they introduced.
At every stage of the planning and build, consideration was given to minimising the overall environmental impact of the site. The measures include 51 photovoltaic panels on the canopy which generate up to 12.5kw per hour of electricity approximately one quarter to one third of the site’s electrcity requirements and a 20m-deep bore hole provides water for the jet wash as well as for flushing the site’s toilets and for the air/water tower.
State-of-the art pumps from Scheidt & Bachmann offer vapour recovery, multimedia heads and automatic temperature compensation (ATC).