Friday, 5 April 2013

Work to start on Dorridge petrol station

SAINSBURY’S has said work will start on Dorridge’s closed petrol station on Monday with it set to open in early June.

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The firm said it will begin to renovate the former total garage – which closed in the autumn – on Monday and has a target opening date of Friday June 7.

It will feature a new shop front, forecourt canopy, signs, new pumps and car wash.

There will be a “small Sainsbury’s kiosk offering convenience goods” and cash machine the firm said.

Previous Total employees have been working at other Sainsbury’s sites since the closure and will be offered jobs at the re-opened garage.

The supermarket giant has angered residents both over the time taken to re-open the petrol station and a delay in starting work on a superstore plan for Forest Court.

In February, CEO Justin King said work would not start in the “year ahead” because of economic conditions.

Regional development manager Ben Littman said: “We are looking forward to starting work on the petrol station in Dorridge.

“Our contractors will strive to complete the works as swiftly and safely as possible to ensure we can reopen as soon as possible.”
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