Business property adviser Christie & Co has completed the sale of Bathway Service Station near Bath to BP on behalf of Flying Visit.
The forecourt is located on a busy roundabout that links the A361 from Trowbridge to Frome and the A36 from Bath to Warminster, with 27,000 vehicles passing the site each day. There is a Starbucks and a Travelodge next to the site, and the forecourt has an independently branded shop with strong coffee and valeting sales.
Christie & Co says the directors of Flying Visit recognised that the site needed to be taken to the next level as the shop was over-trading for its size. They applied for planning permission to demolish and re-build the store, to create a 3,000sq ft trading area and introduce a full convenience offer for customers.
While waiting for the planning application to be determined, the directors of Flying Visit instructed David Morris, associate director retail at the Bristol office of Christie & Co, to run a discreet process to find a buyer.