30 jobs created in Preston fuel station revamp

The New Hall Lane services
The New Hall Lane services
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A retailer has announced the re-opening of a service station, creating up to 30 new local jobs.

The revamp has been supported by a seven-figure funding package from HSBC.

The Brookfield Group, established in 1992, has comprehensively redeveloped its New Hall Lane Services in Preston.

The Shell Services is located on one of the main arterial routes into the city centre.

It now includes a large convenience store as well as an in-store Greggs bakery and car valeting facilities.

It is also planning to install two electric charging points.

The West Yorkshire-based Brookfield group has extensive expertise in buying land and underperforming sites around the North of


It redevelops them into state of the art modern service station facilities under the Shell & BP brand of fuels.

Aziz Patel, Development Partner with Brokfield, said: “The redevelopment of New Hall Lane Services has taken a great deal of effort from us and our professional team.

“The original facility was first built in the 1960s and the site required a complete overhaul to be up to the high standards we set ourselves.

“Thanks to the funding from HSBC, we are now incredibly proud to bring a state-of-the-art filling station and convenience store to the area,” he added.

Mike Swift, HSBC’s Area Director for West and South Yorkshire, said: “Brookfield Property has a proven track record in building successful and profitable filling stations around the North of


“We’re excited to see the progress of the New Hall Lane Services and are delighted to support a project that can bring so many jobs to the Preston area.”

The deal was completed by HSBC’s David Logan, Corporate Director and Ash Khan, Corporate Bank Manager.