New jobs created at £1m petrol station

The opening of the new petrol station on London Road, Daventry, took place on Thursday 12th July
The opening of the new petrol station on London Road, Daventry, took place on Thursday 12th July
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A NEW petrol station, convenience store and Subway sandwich shop has opened on London Road in Daventry.

The Shell garage has been completely refurbished with the introduction of a Budgens supermarket and Subway restaurant, creating 13 new jobs in the process.

The whole development cost a total of more than £1 million.

Site owner Susie Hawkins said: “We are a family business based in Gloucestershire.

“We first bought this site back in 2008 and thought about these plans when we first got here.

“We then went through the planning process and got permission before building this wonderful new development.

“We always wanted to do something like this at the site and it’s great to now see it all come off.

The family have seven similar sites across the region.

Ms Hawkins added: “We had lots of different plans and eventually we came up with this idea which is great.

“We approached Budgens and Subway, who both wanted to be a part of it, and we already had a contract with Shell for fuel.

“The old garage was closed on March 28 and it re-opened on Thursday last week (July 12), which was the date we were aiming for.

“Everything we have now is brand new.

“We completely knocked everything down and even the underground fuel pumps are new.

“The whole project cost more than £1 million and we have also employed 13 new staff across the site which is great.”

The store was packed with customers on the first day and Ms Hawkins said that feedback from locals has been 
very positive.

She added: “The reaction from customers has been brilliant.

“We’ve had a lot of our old customers come back already and a lot of new people too.

“The neighbours who have seen the changes taking place over the past few months have also been commenting on how good it looks now it’s finished.”

The development also has a car wash and will have an ATM cash machine opening over the coming days.