Euro Garages buys £600k Birmingham pub

One of the UK’s fastest growing forecourt operators, Euro Garages has acquired The Armada, a pub on Powick Road in Birmingham, through Christie & Co, off a freehold asking price of £595,995.

Euro Garages plans to redevelop the extensive site into a mixed-use unit encompassing a forecourt and separate retail unit, which will be occupied by a multinational brand.

Josh Sullivan, Business Agent in Christie & Co’s Birmingham office, commented, “Throughout the marketing process we experienced strong demand for the site from a wide range of buyers due to its commanding position opposite the Spaghetti Junction.

'Following a very successful campaign we managed to secure a bid in excess of the asking price with Euro Garages Ltd. We believe that this acquisition will positively impact the local area, creating jobs and providing extra services for the local community.'

Sullivan continued, “We knew the site would be ideal for a number of individuals due to its scope for development. There is currently a lack of quality stock in and around Birmingham with the local market being so saturated, and we’re now seeing developers and operators competing against each other for the same opportunities in and around the city centre which is causing prices to inflate.

“This displays our ongoing relationship with Euro Garages as we aim to continue to identify further sites to fit with their expansion plans.'