Demand outstrips supply


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

Gulf site in Devon sold after strong competition

2019-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By John Wood

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 ...


Big deals


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 ...

Beacons for business


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 ...

Sky-high prices


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.

ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

2017-05-19T00:00:00+01:00By John Wood

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.

In demand


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 ...