Scunthorpe garage set to expand after buying part of former market site
Rainton of Ashby is set to expand into the site of the former Ashby Market. Owner Gary Carnaby (centre) is pictured with sons Tom, left and Josh (Image: Sarah Washbourn)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Feb 2018
A major investment is set to be made to expand the showroom and body shop at a Scunthorpe garage.
Rainton of Ashby, on Collum Avenue, is set to invest £250,000 on the expansion, which comes after owner Gary Carnaby bought part of the former Ashby Market site.
Mr Carnaby, who bought Rainton of Ashby 14 years ago, said he was looking forward to getting started on the project.
He said: "We did not want to move but we also wanted to expand.
"So we worked with the council to look at buying the old market site in Ashby and have now completed the purchase."
The expansion comes after the old Ashby Market site made way for a new market on Ashby Broadway as part of an investment by North Lincolnshire Council.
The authority spent £800,000 on relocating the market from its former site on Ashby High Street to the new location, which opened on Thursday, November 2.
It includes new stalls, road improvements, a new storage unit for the stalls and a trailer and staff area.
Mr Carnaby, whose two sons Thomas and Joshua work at the family firm, said he hopes to get working on the expansion in the next 12 months.
He added that the new site will make for a bigger showroom for the garage and a bigger body shop.
The move will also create two new jobs at Raintons.
The current garage has been in Scunthorpe since the 1950s and Mr Carnaby said keeping on the existing site was ideal.
Rainton of Ashby offers used car sales and a comprehensive garage service for all makes and models, including servicing and repairs, MOTs and vehicle diagnostics.
For more information on the company, call 01724 844146 or visit www.raintonsofashby.co.uk
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