A Keighley service station is set to undergo a £400,000 redevelopment.

The shop at Almar Self Service, in Hard Ings Road, will be doubled in size, with many new lines -- including alcohol -- being introduced.

A state-of-the-art conveyor car wash, able to cater for several vehicles at once, and new jet washes will be built as part of the scheme.

The existing jet wash area will be converted into parking for the convenience store.

Around six new jobs would be created at the site, which currently employs about a dozen people.

Subject to planning approval being given, work should start in early May and will take about 15 weeks to complete. The business will remain open throughout.

Behind the scheme is the Blackburn-based Kay Group, which bought the site -- together with one in Halifax --last April from previous owner Alan Marr.

The company has six other petrol stations, all in Lancashire.

Chief executive Ken Kay said: "We are currently applying for planning permission for the improvements at Keighley, which if approved would enable us to follow the current trend for having convenience stores which sell petrol rather than petrol stations which sell convenience goods.

"The existing forecourt shop will be extended and we will put in a number of new lines.

"We are intending to sell alcohol, for which we already have a provisional licence.

"The conveyor car wash will be installed right along the back wall of the site and four latest-technology jet washes will replace the existing ones."

Changes to the petrol pump area are still to be finalised.

The livery at the site will also be altered following a recent switch from Fina to Total.