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  • FT - Mark Frostick - Rapleys - 11
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    Surge in petrol station demand since lockdown ended, says Rapleys

    2020-09-14T12:01:00Z

    A seven-fold increase in demand for petrol filling stations occurred in the first month following the easing of the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, according to Rapleys, the property and planning consultancy.

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    Swan Service Station sold as owner takes a break

    2020-09-02T14:20:00Z

    A Wigan-based Gulf-branded service station has been sold by independent retailer Faruk Divelli as he prepares to enjoy a well-earned break.

  • Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ
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    Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ

    2020-04-16T00:00:00Z

    The Kay Group has applied for planning permission for a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Grimshaw Park Service Station in Blackburn. The Top 50 independent is to completely demolish the site - which is also the company’s headquarters - and replace it with a ‘unique’ and ‘contemporary’ three-storey building ...

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    Demand outstrips supply

    2020-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Roadside retail has become the new high street. So says Adam Wadlow, director at property advisors Barber Wadlow. "We have become convenience junkies where we want everything now or very quickly. That’s why we’re seeing new petrol stations with Costa, Starbucks and other food-to-go outlets, whether they’re incorporated in the ...

  • Gulf site in Devon sold after strong competition
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    Gulf site in Devon sold after strong competition

    2019-01-22T00:00:00Z

    A prominent petrol filling station on the North Devon Link Road has been sold after strong competition among potential buyers. Woodside Garage, located alongside the A361 just outside South Molton, has been sold through Barnstaple-based commercial property agent Charles Darrow. The Gulf-branded petrol station site comprises a small single-storey general ...

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    Big deals

    2019-01-11T00:00:00Z

    There’s no doubting the big property stories of 2018 with the biggest of them all being MFG’s acquisition of MRH but there was a lot more going on than that. Think Prax buying HKS, as well as Certas Energy and Jet snapping up sites. Indeed, according to forecourt property specialist ...

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    Beacons for business

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    The acquisition of MRH by MFG earlier this year could be good news for everyone in the fuel retailing sector, according to Adam Wadlow, partner at fuel and automotive property advisers Barber Wadlow, which has just published its latest Forecourt Property Market Update. "It shows that the independent dealer sector ...

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    Sky-high prices

    2018-01-12T00:00:00Z

    In the forecourt property world, some dealers are being made offers on their sites that they can’t refuse. Not, of course, in the sense of the infamous Don Corleone quote from The Godfather, but more along the lines of a once-in-a-lifetime offer that they can’t resist. Matthew Williamson, director automotive ...

  • ACS welcomes election promises on business rates
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    ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

    2017-05-19T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed commitments from all the major political parties in England and Wales to reform the business rates system. Property costs are among the largest costs faced by retailers and one-in-three retailers are paying increased rates since the revaluation. Additionally, only 39 out of ...

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    In demand

    2017-01-09T00:00:00Z

    After a year of big merger and acquisition stories Euro Garages with EFR (European Forecourt Retail Group) and MFG’s purchase of Synergie Holdings and Roadside Group to name just two the verdict on the forecourt property market is in. Last year was a good one demand is ...

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    Boom time

    2016-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Barber Wadlow research (in association with Experian Catalist) recorded a 14% increase in petrol station property values in 2015 the fourth consecutive year of growth. This means values have now increased by nearly 50% since the bottom of the market in 2011, so a site worth £750,000 in 2011 ...

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    A seller’s market

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    It depends who the seller is, states Steve Rodell, director and head of retail at Christie Co, when asked if it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. "For example, if you’re an oil company and have a structured disposal programme that is linked to supply deals, it’s a seller’s ...

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    Des res

    2014-01-13T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to the forecourt property market, it’s very much a matter of opinion as to whether 2013 was a busy year or not. Anthony Keohane, director of automotive and roadside at Colliers, says 2013 was "another busy year" with the supermarkets and oil company/supermarket joint ventures continuing their ...

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    On the move

    2013-01-14T00:00:00Z

    The past 12 months has been one of the busiest periods in recent history in the forecourt property sector, according to Adam Wadlow, director at property adviser, Barber Wadlow. "We estimate that there have been over 1,100 petrol stations sold or let since the end of 2011, which represents an ...

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    Buyers beware

    2012-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Anyone who has acquired a petrol forecourt business will know that there are many different elements to keep in mind during the buying process, which keep both the buyer and their lawyers busy. "Miss out any of these points and you may find that you have purchased an ...

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    Hot properties

    2006-01-06T00:00:00Z

    If you’re thinking of selling your forecourt, now is definitely the time. The oil company rationalisation is over and there are fewer and fewer decent sites up for grabs. Unfortunately, if you are a buyer this means you’ll be paying more than ever before. Christie’s associate director corporate retail, ...