Subscribe now to Forecourt Trader Magazine
  • Forecourt Trader
Maxol wins planning permission for £6m motorway service area
27 September, 2019
Maxol Tanaghmore

Maxol Group has won planning permission for a £6m motorway service station in Newry, Northern Ireland.

The company submitted a planning application in August 2017 for a motorway service area (MSA) on the Armagh Road outside the city. It said it would bring 80 jobs during the construction phase and 60 full-time retail jobs.

A spokeswoman for the Maxol Group said: “I can confirm that planning permission has been granted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and we very much welcome this decision.”

Maxol has 96 petrol stations in Northern Ireland, and the Newry site will be its second MSA. It’s other motorway service station, at Tannaghmore on the A26 between Antrim and Ballymena, won the Forecourt Trader of the Year award last year.


When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?