BP Richmond and Nelson upgrade


The Nelson and Richmond BP are in for a facelift.

BP has announced they will be upgrading the Haven Road and Queen Street service stations to BP Connects.

BP Head of Retail Frank van Hattum says the company wanted to bring a new and more varied retail offer into the area.

“We have owned these sites for more than 25 years and they are in need of significant investment to bring them up to scratch so we’ve decided to invest a bit more and convert them to our full BP Connect offer,” says Frank.

At the end of the year, BP will take over the management of the two stores that are currently managed by MS Ford.

MS Ford CEO Alan Kirby says the existing stores needed updating.

“We’ve enjoyed our time with BP and it will be hard saying goodbye but the new stations will be pretty cool and our BP team are excited about working in them.”

The Richmond site is scheduled to reopen in April, next year while the Nelson site should reopen in July.

The new 24-hour operation will feature a BP Superwash and offer BP’s full suite of fuels across every pump – Unleaded 91, 95, 98 and Ultimate Diesel.

Both sites will have widened lanes for easier access, additional parking spaces, greater pump availability and upgraded bathroom facilities.

With a Wild Bean Cafe offering comfortable seating, free WIFI and free newspapers to read while you are waiting, the new BP Connect sites will become one-stop shops for locals.

The upgraded stores will secure up to 40 jobs for the local community who will greet upwards of 1 million customers every year.