Rapidly growing forecourt operator Ascona Group has taken its estate to nine sites after the purchase of Mossdale Service Station, located on the A6, near to Carnforth in Lancashire.

The Esso with Nisa c-store was sold through Christie & Co, who sought offers in excess of £2m.

Mossdale Service Station was previously run by the second generation of the Vincent family. Current owners Chris and Rob Vincent decided to sell to pursue other business interests within the caravan parks sector.

Duncan Morris, property director at Ascona Group, commented: "Ascona are delighted to have completed on this high-profile site which further enhances our rapidly growing network. Christie & Co were instrumental in making this deal happen.