Petrol station on former derelict site creates 30 jobs

A derelict garage in Birmingham that had been an eyesore for years has been redeveloped as a new petrol station, thanks to careful legal work by Thursfields Solicitors.

More than 30 jobs have been created at the Applegreen petrol station on the Stratford Road in Hall Green following its construction by Quantor Ltd, a specialist developer based in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

John McLean, a senior associate solicitor in Thursfields’ commercial property department in Birmingham, advised Quantor on the initial purchase of the site and the lease for the development.

John said: “We were pleased to be involved on a project that drove the regeneration of this old, unattractive brownfield site on this key A34 route into Birmingham.

It wasn’t an easy matter, but we worked hard with the client and other parties and it’s very satisfying to now see a fresh petrol station that has brought new jobs and business to this area.”

Malcolm Proctor, managing director of Quantor Ltd, said: “This was a time-sensitive project involving complex legal matters that involved several large parties, and we needed someone who could act swiftly and positively.

We were impressed with Thursfields’ immediate grasp of the intricate matters relating to this transaction, which involved a large oil company and a local government body.

There were many complications, but thanks to John McLean’s thoroughness and tenacity the deal concluded on time and in budget.”

The Applegreen petrol station, owned by Petrogas Group UK Ltd, opened in May and includes a Costa Coffee shop. It is one of nearly 100 Applegreen stations across the UK.

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