A PETROL station on a busy road in Brighouse reopened its doors this week after a million-pound rebuild.

The new-look Crown Service Station in Wakefield Road, is now a Shell-branded petrol station with a Nisa convenience store attached.

It followed five months of work, including demolition and subsequent construction work, and has resulted in the creation of a much larger petrol station, with more petrol pumps than before.

Crown Service Station has been owned and run by husband and wife Salim and Mumtaz Patel for the last 25 years.

They decided to undertake the refurbishment after identifying the potential of the site and the benefits an enhanced offering could have for their business.

The Royal Bank of Scotland supported the £1m redevelopment project with a seven-figure funding deal.

Mr Patel said: “We are thrilled with the new service station and the amazing facility we have created.

“In order to continue to compete on the same level as other businesses in the area we knew that we really needed to update our facilities and invest in our business in order to maintain our appeal.

“We have great customers and love the area we work in and are happy to be able to provide them with a state-of-the-art service station.

“The new service station is an absolute dream come true to us but it wouldn’t have been possible without the support we have received from Royal Bank of Scotland. The team there have been fantastic and a real rock to us throughout this development.” Nick Milner, senior relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to support Salim and Mumtaz to develop their new service station.

“They have created an impressive facility which is set to offer a much better service and range of products to customers.

“I am sure that the petrol station will be well received by the local community and look forward to working alongside the duo in the future.”

Mr Patel added: “The people of Brighouse and the surrounding area have been really supportive and very loyal to us. We know our customers by name and it really is like a family.

“We have customers who we have known since they were babies and who are now coming in as grown-ups.

“The comments we have received over the first few days since we opened have been wonderful.

“It really is unrecognisable from what it was originally.”

The revamped petrol station opened on Monday.