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Fruitfield Service Station


Gary Reid (Fruitfield Service Station)

Project Completion

January 2015

Job Cost


About The Customer

Fruitfield Service Station was first opened in 1998 by the Reid family, father Eric Reid, daughter Joanne Gourley and son Gary Reid. With the business out growing its old site we opened the new Food Hall in December 2014 and moved to a much larger site and now employ over 70 staff.

Our business is much more than a petrol station and offers customers a wide range of grocery products, an off licence, an award winning butchery counter, home cooked meals made on the premises, deli counter and The Scullery Restaurant which is now licenced. We also offer a 24 hour pay at the pump (both cash and card) Texaco forecourt.

Fruitfield has built up strong links with local suppliers who provide us with fresh fruit and vegetables and bakery items.

Fruitfield is proud of its links to the local community and has recently installed a defibrillator on sight that the community has access to 24 hrs a day.

The Project

This project involved the construction of a new retail outlet including a supermarket, restaurant, kitchen, chills, storage areas, offices, petrol filling station and external services. The supermarket area was approx. 10,000 sq feet with a restaurant and kitchen area of approx. 500sq feet. Little Electrical were responsible for design and installation of the following equipment.

  • Lightening Protection,
  • Main Switchgear and Distribution,
  • Containment Systems
  • General Lighting including Lighting Controls,
  • Emergency Lighting,
  • External and car Park Lighting,
  • Canopy Lighting,
  • Kitchen Control Panels,
  • General Power,
  • Fire Alarm, Data, Door access,
  • Disabled Alarm and Disabled Refuge
  • Petrol Pump Electrical Installation.
  • Testing and Commissioning.

The project presented a number of challenges around program, coordination with other trades, specification of equipment and quality of the installation due to the fact that the supermarket area was open plan with no ceilings. Our contracts team was required to work closely with the Client the main contractor and all other trades to coordinate works to ensure that the works remained on schedule to meet the aggressive deadlines. The fact that the supermarket area was open plan with no ceilings presented challenges with regards the lighting design and cable and containment routes, this required that the quality of the installation was to the highest standard with stringent quality checks in place as the project progressed.


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These challenges were overcome by working in partnership with the client, the main contractor and equipment manufacturers to come up with innovative solutions to each of these challenges. The finished project stands up as a world class retail project.