Warrington’s £75m service station to set ‘new standard’
Extra MSA Group has progressed its plans for a “new concept” motorway service area at Junction 11 of the M62, delivering a mix of food and drink outlets, retail and leisure units, and business facilities.
A planning application has been submitted to Warrington Council for the £75m scheme, which could employ 300 construction workers during the build period and 228 full-time staff at the site when open.
Extra MSA undertook a public consultation on the draft plans earlier this year.
The developer said the buildings had been designed to “echo surrounding agricultural buildings” in the area, which sits off Birchwood Way to the north of Junction 11.
The professional team includes Architecture 519, Spawforths, i-Transport, Wardell Armstrong, Zerum, SLR Consulting, and Sanders Studios.
Andrew Long, chief executive of Extra MSA Group, said: “We are delighted that these proposals are moving forward to the next stage, with our planning application having now been submitted. Extra has previously consulted with local stakeholders and the local community, to where reasonably possible take all feedback into account.
“We are committed to this £75m inward investment for the Warrington region, which will improve road safety for this important section of the Motorway Network, as well as creating a significant number of jobs, along with a full range of other important economic, social and environmental benefits. Extra MSA Warrington will further endorse a new standard for motorway service sreas in the UK.”