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  • FT - MFGs latest ultra-rapid electric vehicle chargers - installed by Premier Forecourts and Construction in Wigan

    First MFG 'ultra-rapid' EV hub completed by Premier Forecourts and Constructon


    Construction of MFG’s first electric vehicle (EV) hub has been completed by Premier Forecourts and Construction, a specialist in forecourts and diverse construction projects. 

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    Shell submits plans for knock-down rebuild of service station in Aberdeen


    Plans for a complete knock-down rebuild of a Shell petrol station have been submitted to Aberdeen City Council.

  • FT EG Group Rushden PFS

    EG Group opens new-to-industry service station at Rushden


    EG Group has opened a new-to-industry site at Rushden in Northamptonshire.

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    Planning inspector gives go-ahead for new petrol station and convenience store


    Work to build a new petrol filling station and convenience store in the East Riding of Yorkshire will start this summer after a planning inspector overturned the local council’s refusal of planning permission.

  • FT Kay Group Beighton

    Kay Group wins consent to redevelop forecourt and build new headquarters


    Top 50 Indie Kay Group has won planning permission to redevelop the filling station where the business is based and to build a new headquarters building.

  • FT - Jason Lowes, Rapleys

    UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 questions for Jason Lowes, Rapleys


    Town planning is Jason Lowes’ forte but he has a sense of adventure, loving road trips in the US and is hankering after a trip to Brazil

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    Co-op embarks on £1.75m development of Hereford forecourt


    The Co-op is embarking on a £1.75m redevelopment of its forecourt convenience operation in Hereford. The plan is to extend the store and provide a major overhaul to the fuel station infrastructure.

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    UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 questions for Steve Rodell, Christie & Co


    Christie Co’s Steve Rodell loves a Spaghetti Western, supports Luton FC, and surprises us with his choice of musical instrument

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    Blueprint for success


    Doing your homework is key in so many of the things we do and something John Stevenson, managing director of Stevensons Forecourts, did plenty of before deciding on the design of his new-to-industry Stevenson of Oxbridge site in Northallerton, north Yorkshire. The site was previously used as a tyre-fitting garage. ...

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    Style and substance


    The very impressive Applegreen Spaldwick site in Cambridgeshire walked away with the Best Design and Development prize at the 2018 Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a brilliant site with excellent facilities and it looks amazing. When designing a new forecourt it ...

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    Making a good impression


    While the number of new service stations being built each year has remained pretty stable, last year saw one striking positive change for dealers in the underlying statistics making up this figure. Arthur Renshaw of Experian Catalist reveals that for the most recent 12-month period there was a total of ...

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    Ground-breaking moves


    The specialist construction companies involved in the forecourt sector have all been experiencing a surge in business in the past year. The majority of the projects have been knock-down-rebuilds (KDRBs), with many dealers looking to expand the retail side of their businesses and revamping the look of their forecourts, but ...

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    Eco winners


    Sustainability used to be low down on most businesess’s list of concerns, and few of them were willing to spend hard-earned cash on environmental initiatives, but more and more companies are finding that reducing their impact on the environment can also result in substantial cost savings too. One of ...

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    Grand designs


    Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder, but most people would find it hard not to be impressed by the stunning design of Forecourt Trader of the Year 2015, Gloucester Services. The site also took Forecourt Trader’s Best Design and Development award and it’s easy to see ...