Top 50 Indies Applegreen and Platinum Retail have both added to their estates through acquisitions.

Applegreen bought Central Garage (Bos) Ltd in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, for an undisclosed sum, in a sale handled by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

The forecourt was owned and operated for more than 30 years by Gordon Reasons who has now decided to retire.

The site is accompanied by a convenience store with a trading area of about 2,000sq ft supplied by Spar’s southern distributor, Appleby Westward, and there is a vehicle workshop located to the rear. Fuel will continue to be supplied by Valero under the Texaco brand.

Platinum Retail has purchased The Kings Lane Garage in St Neots in Cambridgeshire, taking its total estate to 21 sites.

Mark Frostick, associate at property and planning consultancy Rapleys LLP, who was appointed to sell the petrol station said there was interest from a number of parties.

Platinum managing director Sej Sejpal commented: "The Kings Lane Garage in St Neots is a strong site and will be an important addition to my network. I am now looking for the next opportunity."