Lawrences Garages has re-opened its site at Harleston in Norfolk after a £1.25m redevelopment.

After a 16-week closure the site, now known as Lawrences Budgens, features new double-skin tanks with a state-of-the-art monitoring system, a new Washtec rollover car wash, 12 parking bays and ground work for future electrical charging points. The Esso site has also been given the latest Synergy branding.

The new Budgens shop measures 1,800sq ft, and includes refrigeration designed with heat reclaim, and LED lighting throughout. There had previously been a Budgens in the town until August last year, when it was taken over by East of England Co-op.

Site owner Ben Lawrence said: "We feel proud having spent a lot of time and capital in developing this new facility for Harleston, which will continue to serve the community for many years."

Ben’s father and fellow site owner, Andrew, added: "It has taken a good year-and-a-half of planning for us to get to this point."