FT Spar Radcliffe

Spar wholesaler and retailer James Hall has grown its forecourt estate to 40 with the opening of a new Shell service station and Spar store at Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.

The new site is located on the A58 connecting Bolton and Bury on the junction with Watling Street, and has been developed on the location of a derelict pub.

The forecourt area of the site includes six pumps, air and water machines, and an ATM, and there are 19 car parking spaces. Two electric vehicle charging points will also be installed on the site in the coming months.

The new store includes a Graham Eyes butcher’s counter, Clayton Park Bakery section and a range of food to go, including the Spar deli, forming the in-store experience.

Twenty seven jobs have already been created at the Spar store with recruitment ongoing for a range of positions. It is the latest company owned Spar store and 40th forecourt to be opened by James Hall & Co, based at Preston, which is the primary wholesaler and distributor for Spar stores across the north of England.

Fiona Drummond, company sStores director at James Hall & Co, said: “Our Radcliffe site is an exciting development and is the latest in our new generation of company owned service stations.

“The site is perfect as it is accessible for serving both the growing community in Radcliffe while also meeting the demands of passing trade on what is a busy route for motorists.

“It has also created a number of new jobs for local people in the Radcliffe area, and we wish our new team well, led by manager Olivia and assistant manager Michelle, as they welcome customers into store.”