9/1/2020 | Retail

Gulf Swan Service Station in Wigan sold through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce the sale of the Gulf Swan Service Station in Hindley, Wigan.

The Gulf Swan Service Station comprises a petrol forecourt, a convenience store, and formerly residential but now commercial premises. The forecourt trades under the Gulf brand and has two islands with ten filling points, and jet wash facilities. The convenience store is equipped with all required chillers, shelving and gondolas, and currently trades under an independent banner.

A former three-bedroomed residential property is situated to the left side of the forecourt. Subject to obtaining planning permission, the premises could be converted into residential/office space and generate a rental income or become living accommodation for an owner/operator.

The site is located in Hindley in Wigan and occupies an excellent position on Atherton Road. In the immediate vicinity there are two supermarkets, a large industrial estate, and many residential dwellings. Wigan is a popular commuter town with a population of circa 97,000 and is located approximately eight miles south west of Bolton, 10 miles north of Warrington and 16 miles north west of Manchester city centre.

The business was previously owned by Mr Faruk Divelli, who acquired it over 20 years ago. Mr Divelli decided to sell to enjoy a well-earned retirement. He comments, “From start to finish, it has been a great journey working with Christie & Co. It hasn’t been easy but hats off to the team for their very hard work to make this happen. Thank you.”

The site has been purchased by Mr Suman Gopu, who plans to increase the product ranged offered at the site.

James Moore-Martin, Director of Retail at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “This forecourt transaction was agreed in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and completed within an eight-week period with multiple parties offering. I am absolutely delighted for both the outgoing vendors and the buyer alike, and wish both parties the best for the future.”

The Gulf Swan Service Station was sold off an asking price of £400,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
James Moore-Martin, Director – Retail
P: 07764 241 288 or E: james.moore-martin@christie.com