Saturday, 10 March 2018
Work begins on former Clock Garage site
Planning permission to develop an expanded petrol station at the junction of Newport Road and Coleshill Road was granted last summer.
The proposal rubber-stamped by Birmingham City Council includes the creation of a new kiosk and the erection of a car wash and service bays.
The Clock Garage, which took its name from the distinctive timepiece on top of the building, had closed its doors in 2010.
The decision by the Robins and Day Peugeot dealership to relocate brought more than half a century of motoring history to an end.
The building, which was often described as being in Castle Bromwich, but was in actual fact just over the border in Birmingham, was pulled down a couple of years later.
The land has been derelict ever since, but this week local residents reported activity on the site.