Ambitious plans to transform well-known county Waterford service station
A service station in the centre of a county Waterford town has applied to the local authority for permission to completely transform their business.
Coolagh Service Station Ltd, owners of the site known as Garvey’s in Abbeyside in Dungarvan, is requesting permission to demolish the existing store and office facility and replace it with a larger, more modern premises.
As part of the plans on the more than two acre site on the N25 road, the owners are asking to knock the existing convenience shop and replace it with a two-storey building convenience shop and off-licence, a cafe with seating area, a deli and kitchen, associated storage rooms, staff facilities, and customer toilets.
Externally, the new development would see the reconfiguration and replacement of the existing service station fuel pumps and canopy. The plans, if approved, would also see the relocation of the two existing vehicular entrance/exits to the service station from the adjacent N25 road.
The carpark would be expanded to hold more than twice as many cars, from 39 to 91 spaces, while also creating two new bus parking spaces. Other facilities such as automatic and jet carwash, and the services area within the site will also be relocated and modernised.
A decision on the development is due from Waterford City and County Council by July 21.