NG6423 : Broadford Co-op refurbishment

taken 2 years ago, near to Broadford/An t-Ąth Leathann, Highland, Great Britain

Broadford Co-op refurbishment
Broadford Co-op refurbishment
In spite of major refurbishment works, part of the shop remains open.
In this picture, the original entrance porch has gone, and is due to be replaced. Internally, the right hand side of the building is being refurbished, while the left side is open as a shop, with access via planks supported by scaffolding.
Broadford Supermarket

Broadford village stands on the A87, which is the only access road for all visitors to the Isle of Skye (travelling by road) who wish to see the northern two thirds of the island.
The Broadford supermarket is the only large grocery shop for some distance, and its petrol station is the only 24-hour fuel facility on Skye. It is a busy place!
The shop was probably built in the mid-1970s at the same time as a petrol station opened alongside (then named Sutherlands Garage). For a while, the garage also operated a gift shop in about half of the shop building, and was known as 'Skye Surprises'. The Co-op grocery store occupied the other half of the building.
In about 2009, the premises were significantly refurbished, with Skye Surprises disappearing, and the Co-op being expanded to occupy the entire shop.
In winter 2018/19 a further major refurbishment is taking place. The old petrol station has been completely demolished, and a new larger forecourt is being created, with additional pumps and larger queuing space.
The shop is to remain open throughout the refurbishment, but with a temporarily reduced trading area. A temporary diesel-only fuel pump is being installed in the car park.
When it re-opens, the new shop will retain approximately the same floor area as before, but will have been reconfigured and updated.
A new entrance porch is being erected which will modernise the appearance of the front of the original building.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
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Business, Retail, Services  Construction, Development 
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Shop 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6436 2349 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.4743N 5:54.4236W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6437 2346
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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