Brobot’s new look in Corby

The retail arm of Brobot Petroleum has built a striking new development on a greenfield site in Corby’s Southern Gateway.

Brobot and Londis development in Corby Southern Gateway

The site, which opened in May, represents the company’s move from a forecourt business to convenience retailing. It is two decades since Brobot built a site from scratch.

Brobot’s biggest development to date includes a large Londis convenience store with a Costa express machine, a Bake & Bite food-to-go, and seating. The company is also in talks to fill the currently empty unit next door with a branded food retailer.

Director Eddie Bright said: “Corby Southern Gateway is a big step forward in terms of concept. It’s a leap of faith into a different trading format – from a more traditional forecourt business to a full-on convenience business.”

Brobot has enjoyed a successful partnership with Londis since June 2009. Eddie added: “The industry was changing so much and we needed more expertise in shops because the shop is now the driving force behind the business.”