Gulf Petrol UK

Petrol Forecourts

Benchmarking petrol forecourt brands and convenience store retailing for Gulf Oil.

Gulf, Brand Benchmark Petrol Stations, Architecture, Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications - CampbellRigg Agency
 

A petrol forecourt benchmark proposal for Gulf Oil International.

When the management team of Gulf retail requested a proposal for the development of their petrol forecourts and convenience stores. We proposed benchmarking the sector.

To help predict future forecourt trends, we began by researching the market. Looking at historic and present-day forecourt and c-store design. This is an essential task prior to beginning the design phase. Our findings follow.
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Purfina Petrol Station Benchmark Icon Architecture, Sybold van Ravesteyn, Architect, Netherlands, 1955-1957 - CampbellRigg Agency

Purfina Petroleum

Architect: Sybold van Ravesteyn
Location: Apeldoornseweg Arnhem, Netherland
Date: 1955-1957

The Apeldoornseweg petrol station is one of the surviving stations of Van Ravesteyn. It is a tiny building with only one platform of 45 m2. Comprising a retail store and toilets.

 
Shell Petrol Station Benchmark Icon Architecture, John Glenn and Bert Bennett, Winston-Salem, 1930’s - CampbellRigg Agency

Shell Petroleum

Architect: Joe Glenn and Bert Bennett
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Date: 1930’s

An icon of USA functionalism and branding. When a Winston-based marketer of Shell Oil, decided to build eight gas stations shaped like giant shells to lure in customers.

 
Texaco Petrol Station Benchmark Modernist Architecture, Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, 1937 - CampbellRigg Agency

Texaco

Architect: Arne Jacobsen
Location: Skovshoved Harbour, Copenhagen
Date: 1937

An icon of early modernist functionalism. Situated near Skovshoved Harbour, the petrol station is the first element of Arne Jacobsen's 'white city' at Bellevue beach.

 

Present-day trends in contemporary architecture, design and branding
of EV charging hubs.

The surge in EV adoption opens up opportunities for automakers to enter the energy market and each manufacturer will have a huge amount of flexibility to offer over the next decades.

 
Creative Brand Concepts and Innovative Canopy Architecture, Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Design Specialists, Graphics - CampbellRigg Agency

Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub

Architect: Mercedes architect
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA
Date: November 2023

Setting new standards for ultra-fast, convenient, and reliable charging of electric vehicles, helping to increase the acceptance of EVs in the U.S. market.

 
Mercedes EV Charging Hub Benchmark, Canopy Design, Forecourt Graphic Communications, Georgia USA 2023 - CampbellRigg Agency
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Creativity and innovation in forecourt retail

Gulf currently has over 1,400 Gulf-branded stations across 23 countries and growing. Those stations are a combination of licensee owned dealerships and franchisee. To date, the franchisee have been designing and developing their Gulf stores/forecourts based on their ‘forecourt guidelines’. We proposed benchmarking the sector. The benchmark document will be the catalyst and first step in a process of unification of ‘forecourt guidelines’ design across continents.

To help predict future forecourt trends, we began by researching the market. Looking at historic and present-day forecourt and c-store design. This is an essential task prior to beginning the design phase.

Firmly oriented toward the future while also paying tribute to the past. Our creative team benchmarked international forecourt brands that create differentiation, drive brand loyalty and increase margins in their products.

We discovered how retailers are re-designing forecourt formats to suit the changing energy needs. Rethinking canopy designs, brand identities and c-stores with the modern consumer in mind. Offering a variety of localised products to attract customers and increase the probability of impulsive purchases. Their aim is to enhance the role of retail experience.

Besides the standardising branding of their global stores, most forecourt retailers are revamping their in-store design to differentiate themselves from peers and attract more customers.

Increasing the retail space to supplement their freshly cooked food-to-go or eat-in, offering seating for customers who would prefer eat in-store.

Petrol forecourt retailers are introducing new menu concepts, such as live preparation to stay up-to-date and sustain consumer interest. Offering healthy and localised products–fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, deli and low-calorie drinks and snacks to cater to different age groups and customers. Altering product-mix to keep pace with changing customer requirements and increasingly launching own private labels of fresh food and coffee.

Hyundai EV Charging Hub Benchmark, Canopy Design, Forecourt Graphic Communications, Seoul South Korea, 2023 - CampbellRigg Agency

Hyundai Charging Hub

Architect: Hyundai architect
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Date: October 2023

Hyundai Motor Group deploys EV charging hubs nationally, allowing for convenient, ultra-fast, rapid charging. As it explores the business models to trade electricity to EV owners.

 
Hyundai EV Charging Hub Benchmark, Canopy Design, Forecourt Graphic Communications, Seoul South Korea, 2023 - CampbellRigg Agency
 

International trends in contemporary architecture, design and branding of
petrol forecourt.

From a series of mushroom, wing and kite-like structures whose streamlined gravity-defying shapes inspire one to think of the future, while simultaneously ushering in some of the very first 'modern' service station.

 
Gas Station Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Arne Jacobsen, Innovative Architecture, Canopy Design, Forecourt Graphics, Matuskovo Slovakia 2011 - CampbellRigg Agency

GAS

Architect: Atelier SAD
Location: Matuskovo, Slovakia
Date: 2011

The streamlined mushroom-like structures appear to be defy gravity. A UK newspaper, the Telegraph, named it as one of the 10 most beautiful gas station in the world.

 
Gas Station Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Arne Jacobsen, Innovative Architecture, Canopy Design, Forecourt Graphics, Matuskovo Slovakia 2011 - CampbellRigg Agency
 
United 24 Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Architecture, Canopy Design, Victoria Australia 2017 - CampbellRigg Agency

United Petroleum

Architect: Peddle Thorp
Location: Corio Victoria, Australia
Date: 2017

United Petroleum’s new petrol forecourt at Corio is an innovative fuel and convenience retailing outlet that creates a bold eye- catching new image for the company.

 
United 24 Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Architecture, Canopy Design, Victoria Australia 2017 - CampbellRigg Agency
 
F24 Q8 Self Service Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Contemporary Architecture, Canopy Design, Graphic Branding, Copenhagen Denmark 2018 - CampbellRigg Agency

F24 Petroleum - Q8

Architect: AG5 Arkitekter
Location: Springstrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 2018

A branched steel construction creates a canopy with transparent membrane providing cover while allowing lots of natural light through. A spectacular and memorable design.

 
F24 Q8 Self Service Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Contemporary Architecture, Canopy Design, Graphic Branding, Copenhagen Denmark 2018 - CampbellRigg Agency
 

Creative brand concepts in retail design and innovative canopy architecture.

The challenge is to update a roadside forecourt identity while delivering an innovative yet highly
recognizable solution capable of being easily
constructed as new service station systems.

 
ENOC Innovative Canopy Architecture, Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, C-Store Interior Design, LED Graphic Communications, Dubai UAE 2020 - CampbellRigg Agency

ENO Petroleum

Architect: Aedas
Location: Dubai, UAE
Date: 2020

ENOC is a true pioneer in fuel retail, designing and constructing the first station in the region to incorporate a carbon fibre canopy, a wind turbine and 283 solar panels for power generation.

 
ENOC Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Canopy Architecture, C-Store Interior Design, LED Graphic Communications, Dubai UAE 2020 - CampbellRigg Agency
 
ENOC EV Charging Hub, Creative Brand Icon, Innovative Canopy Architecture, Dubai, Interior Design, LED Graphic Benchmark 2020 - CampbellRigg Agency
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Fuel-mix and the future

Stringent emission regulations/standards and an imminent influx of electric vehicles have led to a change in fuel mix, which in the future will also comprise electric charging points and alternative fuels such as hydrogen and biofuels.

Electrification will lead to partnerships between forecourt retailers, carmakers and energy providers to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging beyond forecourts; while the forecourt of the future will have to be designed keeping in mind the EVs. Hydrogen has the potential to become a vital part of the transport mix in a low-carbon future - requiring players to re-invent their business models to account for new infrastructure requirements (around fuel production, storage and distribution).

Production of hydrogen (H2) utilises renewable source of energy such as water and is a sustainable source of energy. As a result, fuel cell hydrogen vehicles can travel up to 700km on a single tank and can refuel in a few minutes could be the future.

Royal Petroleum Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Architecture, C-Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Almaty Kazakhstan - CampbellRigg Agency

Royal Petroleum

Architect: VDS
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Date: 2021-2022

VDS company has carried out large-scale work on the development of a new corporate Identity for the retail chain. A spectacular design and memorable architecture.

 
Royal Petroleum Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Architecture, C-Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Almaty Kazakhstan - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Gulf, Creative C-Store Branding, Brand Identity, Royal Petroleum Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Architecture, Almaty Kazakhstan - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Gazprom Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Canopy Architecture, Design, Graphic Communications, St Petersburg Russia - CampbellRigg Agency

Gazprom Neft

Architect: Campbell Rigg International
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date: 2018

Gazprom’s new petrol forecourt design includes LED screens embedded into the canopy and facade. The concept that creates a bold, eye-catching new brand image for the company.

 
Gazprom Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Canopy Architecture, Design, Graphic Communications, St Petersburg Russia - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Gazprom Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Canopy Architecture, Design, Graphic Communications, St Petersburg Russia - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Gazprom Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Branding, Innovative Graphic Navigation, St Petersburg Russia - CampbellRigg Agency
 

Trending petrol forecourt branding and interior design concepts for convenience stores.

Delve into how the gastronomic food trends of
today are shaping forecourt retailing now and tomorrow.


Retailers are investing in convenience retail
offerings where the food and beverage margins
on c-retailing are significantly higher than fuel.
Adding a wide variety of healthy, superior
gastronomic alternatives.

 
Trending Shell Select Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Brand, Innovative Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphics, Argentina - CampbellRigg Agency

Shell Select

Architect: Conticello Arquitectos
Location: Argentina
Date: 2021

More comfortable and with more services, a new concept that is already operating in different parts of Argentina. Adding a superior gastronomic convenience menu to customers.

 
Trending Shell Select Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Brand, Innovative Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphics, Argentina - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Shell Select Convenience Store Benchmark, Creative Petrol Forecourt Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Argentina - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Shell Select Convenience Store Benchmark, Creative Petrol Forecourt Branding, Innovative restaurant Design, Graphic Communications, Argentina - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Shell Select Convenience Store Benchmark, Creative Petrol Forecourt Brand, Innovative Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Argentina - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Virsi CNG Gas Forecourt Benchmark Latvia, Creative Brand Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications - CampbellRigg Agency

Virsi Gas Stations

Architect: H2E
Location: Riga Latvia
Date: 2020

Virsi continues to expand the CNG gas station Network in Latvia. The interior design of the C-Store has functionality and reliability at its core. Values manifest in the Virsi company.

 
Trend Virsi CNG Gas Forecourt Benchmark Latvia, Creative Brand Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Virsi CNG Gas Forecourt Benchmark Latvia, Creative Brand Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Virsi CNG Gas Forecourt Benchmark Latvia, Creative Brand Convenience Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Socar Petrol C-Store Benchmark, Innovative Interior Design, Graphic Wayfinding, Switzerland - CampbellRigg Agency

Socar Petroleum

Architect: ANDRES&FERRARI Architectes SA
Location: Renens Switzerland
Date: December 2020

Each C-Store is unique, so it is important to take into account the local population's needs and tastes. Analyzing the range of services and products to offer the local target audience.

 
Trending Socar Petrol Forecourt C-Store Benchmark, Creative Brand and Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Switzerland - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Socar Petrol Forecourt C-Store Benchmark, Creative Brand and Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Switzerland - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trending Socar Petrol Forecourt C-Store Benchmark, Creative Brand and Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Switzerland - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Brand and Innovative C-Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency

Socar Petroleum

Architect: Not Known
Location: Kyiv Ukrain
Date: Febuary 2021

Modern retail outlets focus on differentiation, fresh food assortment, contactless payment, freshly cooked ready-to-go meals and delivery. Technology shapes the future of filling stations.

 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Buta C-Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Buta Café C-Store Interior Design, Graphic Communications, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Branded Restaurant, Buta Convenience Store Interior Design, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Innovative Café, Buta Convenience Store Design, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Innovative Café, Buta Convenience Store Design, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Brand, Innovative Café, Buta Convenience Store Design, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 
Trend Socar Petrol Forecourt Benchmark, Creative Convenience Store Merchandising Design, Kyiv - CampbellRigg Agency
 

"A benchmarking programme of brands and design helps
point the way forward for forecourt retailers."

This is an essential task prior to beginning the creative design phase of a project. Campbell Rigg - CEO