Demolition under way at Asda petrol station
● DEMOLITION is well under way after a Runcorn supermarket shut its petrol station to rebuild it with more pumps.
Posters installed at Asda on West Lane said it is due to re-open on August 29, having closed on June 3.
The site is fenced off and most of the structure has already been removed.
A planning application filed on March 6 said the works will increase the number of pumps from four to six, meaning an increase of filling positions from eight to 12.
A background statement lodged to Halton Borough Council from Sanderson Associates consultants said the number of payment kiosks will be reduced from two to one, but self-service filling positions will increase to six, which three times as many it had before it shut.
Rush hour visits are expected to increase by about half, up from 103 to 155 in the mornings between 8am and 9am, and up from 105 to 157 in the early evening, 5-6pm.
Halton Borough Council said the works were approved on May 18. The project includes the installation of 15 illuminated and nonilluminated signs, jet wash and air units, vacuum and CCTV.
The existing pumps are being removed to be replaced.
Asda petrol station in Runcorn has been shut for redevelopment and is due to re-open on August 29.