AY & Y Patel - Leeds Road

AY&Y Patel’s Leeds Road site

Top 50 Indie AY&Y Patel Dewsbury has reopened two service stations in West Yorkshire after an investment of £2m.

A £1.5m complete redevelopment of the company’s Leeds Road site in Bradford has seen the forecourt transformed into a Shell service station after seven months of work.

The forecourt has new HGV and retail forecourt facilities, while its new the Spar store features include a Fwip gelateria and a Frozen Fanta machine.

There is also a greater range of Spar-branded products within the store, as well as Clayton Park Bakery and Fazila Food lines, and the introduction of Dot’s Donuts.

There is also more to come at Leeds Road, with a Bombay Bites concept opening soon in a separate building.

A second service station at Roseville Road in Leeds has also relaunched following a £500,000 investment that has overhauled the site over an eight-month period.

The forecourt is now in Shell livery and the store, which has undergone a significant expansion, is now under the Spar brand.

Following the improvement work at Roseville Road, it has become the fourth AY&Y Patel forecourt supplied by Spar distributor James Hall & Co.

Shaheena Patel, head of operations at AY&Y Patel, said: “The development of the sites has been a lot of hard work, but they have been worth it, and we are very impressed with the finishing look and feel.

“Both service stations will prove excellent options for customers in Bradford and Leeds, and already we are seeing some strong sales results and we have had brilliant feedback from customers.

“Our association with James Hall & Co is fantastic. We have a hand-in-hand relationship, and we really feel like we are valued by the team there who work together with us to support our business ambitions.

“After the success of our reopened site in Mirfield three years ago, we’re confident that similar results will be achieved in Bradford and Leeds, and we have exciting plans in place for two further sites with James Hall & Co in due course.”

Peter Dodding, sales director at James Hall & Co, said: “We take great pleasure from supporting ambitious family businesses like AY&Y Patel Dewsbury, and seeing the realisation of that support with two outstanding new service stations is terrific.

“We share a strong relationship with the Patel family and we look forward to helping them to grow their business with further forecourts in the near future.”

James Hall & Co is Spar’s UK’s primary wholesaler and distributor for the North of England. The company serves a network of 600 Spar retailers including more than 150 company owned Spar stores and recently opened its 46th forecourt.