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Beechings Way services


A289 at Cornwallis Roundabout

Signposted from the road.



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Single site located at a junction.

Gillingham's relief road Yokusuka Way may be a relatively local road, but it still finds time for an official service area at Cornwallis Roundabout.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Amenities: Tourist Information Sign Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connections Forecourt: ASDA Express, Costa Express, Rollover, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available at all facilities for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Beechings Way Industrial Centre
Godden Way

Trivia and History

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The McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant.

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Opened by Somerfield and McDonald's 2000
Forecourt acquired by Co-op 2009
Forecourt acquired by Asda 2023

The official signs on the A289 point to a defined set of facilities by the roundabout, but as the industrial estate has expanded around it, the service area has now become difficult to tell apart from the industrial estate accessed from within it.

Planning and Opening

The A289 Gillingham Northern Relief Road opened in 1999, spawning industrial development around Beechings Way, including a service area by the roundabout.

Petromar proposed a Somerfield filling station here, whilst McDonald's looked at adding a drive-thru restaurant. Both facilities opened in 2000, with fuel initially being provided by Esso and Somerfield operating the sales building, but the whole site was later branded as Somerfield in 2006.

Recent Developments

Following the acquisition of Somerfield by The Co-operative Group in 2009, the forecourt shop rebranded to Co-op Food. Co-op Group partnered with Texaco in 2011, which saw the site change to their brand, retaining the Co-op Food store. It rebranded back to Co-op Petrol in late 2016.

Following Asda's acquisition of the Co-op Petrol estate in August 2023, the filling station was rebranded to Asda Express on 27 October 2023.


Medway (M2 east, 5 miles)Services on the A289Cobham (A2 westbound, 10 miles)
Tollgate (A2 west, 13 miles)