A PETROL station in Hereford will be closed until November as it undergoes a £1.75 million refurbishment.

The Co-op food store in Holmer Road will be extended and the petrol station will undergo a major overhaul.

The works will see the fuel tanks replaced and forecourt overhauled with new fast-flow pumps, canopy and additional car parking.

The company said the new-look store, expected to open in November, will be around three times larger than the existing store at around 3,000 sq ft.

Craig Emery, Co-op area manager, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out such a significant investment which will completely transform the community’s Co-op – our aim is for the site to be a community hub, providing the food and fuel that the community needs, conveniently.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused during our closure, and we are really looking forward to re-launching with a great new facility to serve the community later in the year.”