Lift-off for BP roof

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The old BP Nelson forecourt roof at Haven Rd is being lifted off by crane today.

The petrol station is closed while it undergoes an upgrade that will see more pumps and a Wildbean Cafe installed.

The Richmond BP was upgraded earlier this year.

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 [Richmond and Nelson] 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.

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.