FT Joe Richardson

Jos Richardson & Son Ltd has acquired the freehold to Waterside Filling Station in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

The site was previously let to the Co-op but has been vacant since April 2021, at which point the property owners decided to put the site on the market.

The site has two fuel islands and therefore only four fill positions, but the gross area of the building at 4,000 sq ft with a retail area of approaching 2,500 sq ft has potential.

Managing director Joseph Richardson said “We are delighted to have bought the freehold property at Waterside Filling Station, Beverley. This is an exciting project which are predominantly viewing as a convenience store with fuel. The store did good sales before it was closed and we hope to get back to that level and beyond. We will now work with our suppliers to get the site up and running in the next few months, and look forward to welcoming a new team to the Jos Richardson & Son family”

The site is the third acquisition by Jos Richardson & Son Ltd in the past six months - as Joseph explained: “We bought our first straight convenience store in Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire in August which currently operates under the Budgens brand. We followed that up with a property investment via a sale and leaseback with Co-op in Haxby, York and what with Beverley it has been a busy few months!”