8 June 2017

New service station at Newtownmountkennedy

A new €4 million, Texaco-branded service station has been opened on the approach to Newtownmountkennedy village in Co Wicklow, writes Trish Whelan.

Set on an 8.5 acre site bordered by trees on all sides, the new outlet has been under construction since May of last year and is located little more than 200 yards from Junction 12 on the main Dublin to Wexford dual-carriageway.

Family-owned and managed by Gerard Marbach and his son Benjamin, both from Enniskerry, facilities include comfortable access and generous turning space for commercial vehicles, coaches, vans and cars; sufficient pumping power to fuel up to 12 vehicles simultaneously, a convenience store operating under the Daybreak brand, and a Bewley’s Coffee cafe with its own separate seating area.

Open from 6am until 10.30pm daily, plans are in hand to extend this to a 24-hour a day operation.

Future plans for the site envisage the construction of a motor showrooms and a Continental-style retail development on the lines of Cork’s renowned English Market housing a bakery, restaurant and numerous other artisan outlets, with up to 250 car parking spaces adjoining.

Gerard and Benjamin Marbach are pictured on the forecourt of their new €4 million service station at Newtownmountkennedy.