26 Oct 2016

Maxol to create 60 jobs in Antrim with largest site to date in Northern Ireland

Leading forecourt and convenience retailer, Maxol, announced its latest investment at Tannaghmore, County Antrim. The £3.75 (€4.21) million investment will create 60 new jobs and is the largest development by Maxol in Northern Ireland to date. Pictured at the 2.5 acre site on the main A26 between Antrim and Ballymena is Ian Lowry,Senior Contracts Manager for Lowry Building, Brian Donaldson, CEO of Maxol, Allan Pollock (Maxol), John Kennedy (Maxol) and Jim Maneely (Clarman & Co Architects).

 

Maxol, the family owned leading forecourt and convenience retailer has announced its largest development in Northern Ireland at Tannaghmore, County Antrim. It follows the opening of its largest development in the Republic of Ireland earlier this year at Mulhuddart in Dublin.

The 2.5 acre site on the main A26 between Antrim and Ballymena will be a state of the art motorway style service station offering first class forecourt convenience and facilities for trucks and coaches. Well-known franchises will provide freshly prepared food for eating on the premises or to take-away. Maxol has appointed Lowry Building & Civil Engineering as its main contractors to develop the facility and work began on the Ballymena bound service station in September. 

The service station is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2017 and will create 60 new jobs. Maxol is seeking an experienced retailer to be the licensee at the new premises and you can find out more at Maxol.ie/opportunity.  

Brian Donaldson, CEO, Maxol said: “Today’s announcement comes on the back of a rolling programme of around £95 million worth of investment we have made in introducing our new modern forecourt identity across Ireland and in acquiring 17 new properties and developing a further 15 service stations since 2012. 

"Our first award winning large scale motorway style services area, which opened this year at Mulhuddart on the M3, South West of Dublin, is popular for its extensive forecourt services, retail and fresh food dining and we are looking forward to bringing this successful model here to Northern Ireland."   

To get more information on The Maxol Group and their partnerships with local retailers please visit www.maxol.ie.

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