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Written by: Bath Chronicle | Posted 09 May 2018 8:30

BP buys Bath forecourt

BP has bought Bathway Service Station near Bath.

Christie & Co completed the sale for an undisclosed sum on behalf of fuel retailer Flying Visit Ltd.

BP will open a BP Simply Food store to include their Wild Bean Café later this year.

The forecourt is located on a roundabout that links the A361 from Trowbridge to Frome and the A36 from Bath to Warminster.

A spokesperson for BP said: “We are delighted with the acquisition of Bathway Service Station, continuing our expansion in the South West and aim to re-open the site as soon as we can.”

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The Directors of Flying Visit Ltd said the site needed to be taken to the next level as the shop was over trading for its size, with 27,000 vehicles passing each day.

They applied for planning to demolish and re-build the store, to create a 3,000 sq ft trading area and introduce a full convenience offer for customers.

The forecourt had an independently branded shop and benefits from strong coffee and valeting sales.

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