Jobs to be created as developer reveals plans for former petrol station and car hire site

Two West Midlands-based brothers have completed on the purchase of a 0.9-acre former petrol station and car hire site and have revealed plans to transform it into retail space which will create up to 30 jobs.

Phil and Mark Stewardson of Stewardson Developments have purchased the site and now plan to redevelop the former Lyehyre fuel forecourt and vehicle hire base on Thorns Road in Brierley Hill, which has been vacant for a number of years.

Hexagon Commercial Property, which acquired the site off market for Cradley Heath-based Stewardson Developments, is already in discussions with a number of national operators who are interested in leasing parts of the site.

Stewardson Developments director Mark Stewardson said: “This site is in a great location with plenty of potential. Our plan will see the site vastly improved to attract new tenants and create new jobs in the local community.”

Phil Stewardson, Director of Stewardson Developments, said: “We know this site very well and when we were introduced the opportunity, we knew we could create a dynamic retail proposal.

“We are actively seeking more sites like this for future investment.”

Harvey Pearson at Hexagon Commercial Property advised Stewardson Developments on the acquisition and assisted with the purchase.

He said: “It has been a pleasure to put this deal together – both for the vendor, and our clients who purchased the site. As a local it is nice to know we have played a major role in significant local investment despite there being perceived market instability.”