Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has reopened its Portrush service station following a substantial investment of £1.73 million.
The site has almost doubled in size and now provides commuters, holiday makers, local residents and businesses with an extended range of forecourt convenience services and freshly prepared meals, seven days a week.
The Spar Daily Deli has also been doubled in size, and provides a wide range of hot and cold food throughout the day, including vegan and vegetarian options, to meet increasing customer demand. Barista Bar coffee provides customers with coffee on the go while the upgraded, spacious design of the store aims to enhance the shopping experience for those popping in to pick up groceries or food on-the-go.
A new internal seating area has been created, providing a comfortable, shared space for remote working and for families who want to enjoy a coffee or something to eat. The area also includes complimentary customer wifi and mobile phone charging points throughout.
Maxol Portrush also has an updated forecourt with multiple fuel payment options and increased parking capacity for 46 vehicles including two EV charging and two coach spaces, all to ensure convenience and ease of access for customers. The forecourt also includes a new totem and canopy design. The Maxol ’Blade’ totem is a new sustainable concept which can be easily dismantled and separated into core materials in the future for recycling purposes.
The re-development of the site has created five additional jobs and is part of Maxol’s ongoing commitment to providing quality choice and convenience for customers across Northern Ireland.
It is also the first site in Northern Ireland to offer its new premium grades of fuel.
Brian Donaldson, CEO of The Maxol Group, said: “We are continuously looking at how we can develop and improve on our service stations for the benefit of customers. Maxol Portrush is a great example of how we are investing to provide greater choice and convenience for our customers as well as creating jobs for the local community.
“Last year, we celebrated 100 years of Maxol in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to continue investing in our local service stations. It is our aim to have a network of convenience destinations that will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers across NI.”
Stephen Culbertson, licensee of Maxol Portrush Service Station, said: “We work hard to meet our customers’ needs and to ensure we have the best convenience offering. This significant investment by Maxol puts Portrush at the forefront of retailing and enables us to offer a significantly enhanced retail experience in a state-of-the-art premise. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new customers in store to enjoy everything the newly expanded site has to offer.”