A FORMER pump station on London Road is set to re-open in February supplying Esso fuel to Marlborough residents.

A Londis convenience shop will run alongside the petrol pumps, believed to be under the name Bridge Garage which has laid empty for several years.

The filling station has been leased out to new owners who are hoping to be ready to launch the petrol station by the beginning of February.

However the Grade II listed building that lies next to the station has not been included in this lease and its future is unknown.

Alex Lewis, of Greenergy, the company that will provide the Esso fuel, said: “Greenergy will be the supplier of Esso quality fuels to the new forecourt, but is neither the owner nor operator of the site.

“I confirm that the site will undergo major refurbishment during January and will open as a brand new Esso filling station in February.”

Ricardo Teresa, new operations manager for the site, confirmed that the filling station is due to open in the first week of February with a Londis shop attached.

He also revealed plans to talk to residents keen to see a fence put up around the site to block out the forecourt which they have described as the eye sore.

Within original planning documents, the addition of a wall around the area was granted but never carried out. Residents near the London Road station are now keen to ensure the fence is put up at the same time as current renovation work.

Mr Teresa said: “We plan to meet with the residents to try to accommodate them as per their request.”

Previous plans to turn the pumps and derelict building into 10 homes by Bridge Homes & Developments now appear to be on hold.

Wiltshire Council has confirmed that the planning permission is still active because initial drainage work was done at the site.making the application active