Antelope site fuels interest in Banbury and the M40

HKS Holdings have recently acquired the former Jet petrol filling station at the Antelope garage site in Banbury, opposite Morrison’s superstore on Swan Close Road.

HKS, established in 1984, are a leading competitor in the retail fuel sector and have been expanding their number of sites across the UK, with purchases from Shell and acquiring the Brobot Group Limited.

The group’s portfolio currently stands at over 60 sites, with a number of transactions about to take this further, including their new site in Banbury. HKS expects annualised turnover to reach £250m, representing growth of 150%.

The Antelope Garage Site was closed in 2016, where White Commercial Surveyors, acting for the owners, sold the site to an investment company who subsequently (through White Commercial Surveyors again) sold the site to Cherwell District Council. Rapleys and White Commercial Surveyors have been active in the marketing of the petrol filling station, together with the adjoining former Nissan Dealership (which comprises showroom, offices and a car workshop) and are close to agreeing a number of new lettings on the site.

Harvey White of White Commercial Surveyors says: “Banbury and the M40 corridor continue to attract serious interest from national retailers, automotive and trade counter users, as has been evidenced by the interest expressed here in this prominent location. HKS have chosen an excellent site for their continued expansion, opposite Morrison’s superstore in the centre of Banbury. The site has greatly benefited from the refurbishment of both the convenience store and petrol station facilities.”