A TRANSFORMED Bradford petrol station has opened after a £1.5million redevelopment.
The new SPAR store and Shell service station, in Leeds Road (A647), near its junction with Gledhill Road, has reopened after a huge refurbishment.
It brings to an end seven months of work, the service station being completely stripped to make it its new state-of-the-art design.
The premises – which are run by growing independent operator AY&Y Patel Dewsbury Ltd – now feature a modern and expanded SPAR store, with Costa Express machines, a Fwip gelateria and a Frozen Fanta machine.
Customers will also be able to purchase SPAR branded products, as well as the Clayton Park Bakery and Fazila Food ranges, and the introduction of the popular Dot’s Donuts brand.
The forecourt now has HGV facilities and sports the Shell livery.
The work was carried out in association with James Hall & Co. Ltd, who are SPAR UK’s main wholesaler and distributor for the North of England.
Shaheena Patel, Operations Manager at AY&Y Patel Dewsbury Ltd, said: “Developing the sites was a lot of work, but it was worth it, and we are very impressed with the look and feel of the finish. .
“Both stations will prove to be excellent options for customers in Bradford and Leeds, and we are already seeing strong sales results and have received excellent customer feedback.
“Our association with James Hall & Co. Ltd is fantastic.
“We have a hand-in-hand relationship, and we really feel that we are valued by the team that works with us to support our business ambitions.”
The two companies have also launched a new service station in Roseville Road, Leeds, following a £500,000 investment that overhauled the site over an eight-month period.
Ms Patel said: “Following the success of our reopened site in Mirfield three years ago, we are confident that similar results will be achieved in Bradford and Leeds, and we have exciting plans in place for two further sites with James Hall. & Co. Ltd in a timely manner.
Peter Dodding, Sales Director at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to support ambitious family businesses like AY & Y Patel Dewsbury Ltd, and to see the realization of this support with two exceptional new service stations. is great.
“We share a strong relationship with the Patel family and look forward to helping them grow their business with other forecourts in the near future.”
There’s more to come in Leeds Road too, with a Bombay Bites concept opening soon in a separate building on the same site.