Maxol Edenderry opens following £2.3m investment

Maxol Edenderry opens following £2.3m investment
Pictured at the opening of Maxol Edenderry following an investment of £2.3million are (from left) Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director, Henderson; Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, Maxol; Kevin Paterson, Head of Retail NI, Maxol and Ciaran McNally, Chief Retail Officer, Maxol.

Following a £2.3 million investment and extensive redevelopment, Maxol has opened the doors to its new Edenderry Service station on the Crumlin Road in Belfast.

Creating five new jobs in the local community, the brand new SPAR store has the Delish hot food to go concept and continues the roll out of the EV charging points.

In the newly modernised and expanded store, customers can now enjoy the benefits of a brand-new SPAR that is 70% larger than the former premises. The grocery offer has more than doubled in size to include a larger dairy and chilled range for greater customer choice and convenience. A brand-new BARISTA BAR coffee unit has been installed so customers can enjoy a delicious Barista quality coffee on the go while a Delish hot Food To Go concept with a self-serve chicken bar has also been included in the development.

On the forecourt, there is a brand new 150kw EV charge point that services two vehicles at any one time and is operational from Wednesday 21st December. It is powered with renewable energy. Maxol’s Premium Fuel range has also been introduced to enable customers to make greener choices and car parking facilities have been increased from six to 27 spaces giving more room to ease the flow of traffic on site, especially at peak times.

‘This development demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the right infrastructure across our service station network’

Brian Donaldson, CEO of The Maxol Group

Customers on the go can also enjoy new Pay at Pump technology that has been installed on two fuel pumps, for maximum convenience.

The new store sees the continued roll out of Maxol’s sustainable forecourt design. From concept and construction through to the site’s ongoing operations, Maxol has worked with Henderson Group to install cutting-edge technology to help Maxol Edenderry reduce its existing carbon footprint. These measures include the use of low-energy CO2 refrigeration; installing LED lighting systems; heat recovery from refrigeration for use in the Delish Food to Go Deli, and “on demand” fan controllers to reduce energy use.

Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer of The Maxol Group said: “It is exciting to see the complete transformation of our site here at Maxol Edenderry across the forecourt and in-store.

“Our valued customers can now shop locally for all their daily needs in a modern, vibrant, sustainable and welcoming environment. We have created five new jobs to bring new employment opportunities for local people to the area. While on the forecourt, we have introduced Premium Fuels, Pay at Pump technology and added a new Ultra-Rapid 150 kW EV charge point that will be available from December 21st.

‘John and Sharon Bailey along with their staff, all work tirelessly to provide their customers with the very best products and services’

“This development demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the right infrastructure across our service station network to move Maxol to a more convenience led destination that services the community.”

Patrick Doody, Sales and Marketing Director at Henderson Group which owns the SPAR brand in Northern Ireland added: “This is an impressive redevelopment which brings everything local shoppers need for now and for later, right on their doorsteps.

“We have worked alongside Maxol and their local management team to develop a store which complements the recent redevelopments in the area, bringing fresh SPAR brand and locally sourced fresh foods, Henderson’s exclusive Delish Food to Go concept, plus Barista Bar coffee and a premium forecourt offering to the local community. We wish the team all the very best!”

Brian Donaldson concludes: “Maxol Edenderry is part of the fabric of this local community. It is operated under licence by well-known local couple, John and Sharon Bailey along with their staff, who all work tirelessly to provide their customers with the very best products and services. I would like to wish John, Sharon and their team all the success with this new venture.”