The case for reusing a garage forecourt

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Increasingly we are being asked to prepare ourselves for the end of the petrol age. Petrol is a fossil fuel, it contributes to global warming and it’s a finite resource. Although modern cars are much more efficient in terms of fuel use, the rate of consumption has slowed down. Whatever the outcome, the use of the petrol station will start to decrease.  What will happen to them all? There are some suggestions but whatever happens there will need to be a Land Remediation Company involved. For a Land Remediation Company, visit Soil Fix.

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Here are some suggestions for the decommissioned site.

Green fuelling zone

One option is that the petrol station converts itself over to the provision of Green energy. These could include charging points, Autogas dispensation, Bio fuel options and, if it ever gets developed, hydrogen. The shop and frontage might not change, the only difference here is that you’re recharging before you go and get a sneaky chocolate bar.

Housing estate

Some of the areas that the petrol station is located are in rural areas or they will find themselves classed as a brownfield site. This gives developers a great opportunity to use the space for something else and a housing project seems one of the most likely options.

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Retail space

The option of a series of shops and service industries is also a possibility. However, for some local areas the inclusion of a shop or post office might provide a valuable resource.

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