BP has added three sites to its growing network of BP M&S Simply Food forecourts in the past month. It acquired Barley Grove Service Station in Torrington, North Devon, with the intention of redeveloping it into a BP M&S Simply Food site.
The forecourt, located on the A386, has the benefit of road links with direct access to Oakhampton and Bideford. The site is unopposed, with a good residential catchment providing additional footfall to the site.
The forecourt’s fuel is already supplied by BP and there is a 2,500sq ft Budgens store following an extension and extensive refit in 2014.
The owners, Mr and Mrs Catt, acquired Barley Grove Service Station more than 20 years ago and have continually invested in the site during their ownership, enabling both the store and fuel sales to grow significantly.
The new-build sites are at Aviemore in Scotland and South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. About £2m was spent on the site in Aviemore, with a cost of £2.3m at South Woodham Ferrers.