NG6423 : Broadford Co-op - new petrol station

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

Broadford Co-op - new petrol station
Broadford Co-op - new petrol station
The hoardings round the site have been taken down, so the new layout of the petrol station can now be seen. There will be space for ten vehicles to refuel at the same time, and the layout will reduce the likelihood of waiting vehicles queuing back onto the road - which often happened in the past during the peak visitor season.
When completed, the petrol station will have 24-hour opening, while the shop will be open early-til-late, but not all night. An extension on the existing shop building will be a sales area dedicated to the petrol station.
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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Thursday, 7 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 7 March, 2019
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Business, Retail, Services  Construction, Development 
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Garage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6434 2349 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.4737N 5:54.4435W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6432 2347
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