Top 50 Indie George Hammond plc has relaunched its Three Elm site at Tonbridge, in Kent, following a full knockdown rebuild, which has included moving the shop from Spar to Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise. The former site, which closed in August last year, was a four-square forecourt with one HGV lane, a 120sq m shop and a rollover car wash.
The new development features a four-square forecourt providing all grades and AdBlue, with two HGV lanes and a new four-bay Aquatec car wash.
There is also a two-storey shop providing about 300sq m of sales space on the ground floor, with administration, welfare and training upstairs, framing a feature atrium and visibility of the shop floor. The company is also installing an in-store bakery and its own food-to-go brand Cafe Gusto.
As with the group’s other five sites, a 30kW solar array on top of the forecourt canopy generates some of its energy requirements.