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Derby and Burton services

Location:

A38 at Toyota Island
A50 at J4
(also accessible to traffic on the B5008)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

DE65 6DX

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating:


Derby and Burton services was built to provide new facilities where the A38 and A50 cross, but until 2017 it hadn't been a great commercial success.

Facilities

Catering: KFC Drive Thru, Deli by Shell, Costa Express
(The Cherry Tree Farm Pub-Restaurant is adjacent)
Shops: Little Waitrose & Partners at Shell Select Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine Hotel: ibis budgetbook Charging Points: Shell Recharge 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2 Forecourt: Shell, Car Wash, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

Be advised that there are several car parking areas at this service area.

Main Parking Areas

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which all vehicles must pay £1 per hour or £15 per 24 hours.

Prices are paid using pay machines located in each car park or using PayByPhone. The location code is 806050.

The fees are strictly enforced by Euro Car Parks.

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

Hotel and pub car parks

Parking spaces nearest the hotel and the pub are designated for customers only and non-customers receive an immediate and morally objectionable fine.

Hotel guests are required to provide their vehicle registration number at the hotel reception in order to receive free parking during their stay.

Restrictions in the hotel car park are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Etwall Road
Willington
Derby
Derbyshire
DE65 6DX


Trivia and History

Derby unbranded front of services.jpg
'S' branding, pictured in 2014.

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Opened by Extra as Derby with Burton 2008
Sold to Quadrant Estates and renamed 2011
Rebranded Shell 2018

Derby & Burton has a sister service area, Leicester services. The two were opened at the same time, have a very similar layout, and have always been treated the same way.

Planning and Opening

The service area was first proposed as a series of developments, with separate buildings for two food units alongside an amenity building, pub, filling station, hotel and parking areas for all vehicles. It was called Willington services.

By 2005, Extra's parent company Swayfields had scaled the plans down with only an additional diner in a separate building alongside the rest of the facilities.

It opened on 29 July 2008. The amenity building had a KFC Drive Thru, Starbucks, LP4, a Game Grid and a shop branded Shell, who were also the fuel partner. An 81-bed Etap Hotel opened soon after, and space was left next to it for the diner.

The official name upon opening was Derby with Burton services - it seemed that Extra had learned from all the trouble at Blackburn with Darwen, and copied their diplomatic solution.

The road layout here is a little odd in that the site effectively has two entrances and two exits. The first entrance is only really provided to allow the pub to function independently, but a lot of HGVs were taking it by mistake and getting stuck in the car park. In 2011 the signage was beefed up by providing several 'no HGVs' signs, by making the main entry sign yellow, by moving the brand logos closer to the entry road and by placing a height barrier over the first entrance.

Change of Ownership

When Swayfields fell into administration, the site passed to their creditors Lloyds TSB, who subsequently sold this liability to Deutsche Postbank. It would now be managed on Deutsche Postbank's behalf by Quadrant Estates, who intended to create profit by selling the current outlets.

Following the change of ownership, the site was rebranded with a large blue 'S' being displayed on signage around the site as opposed to Extra's logo. The new branding included a subtle name change to Derby & Burton services, but only a few of the road signs have been updated.

The Starbucks unit closed and part of it became Hamiltons, which itself closed a few years later.

Subsequent Developments

Game Grid became Quicksilver, and now lies empty.

Accor Hotels rebranded the hotel to an Ibis Budget in 2012 following their withdrawal of the Etap Hotel brand. The hotel building was extended in 2018 which saw a restaurant and outdoor seating area added.

As of 2014, the additional units still hadn't materialised, but banners in the car park claimed they were coming. In April 2017, it was revealed there was a problem with the original design of the proposed building and a new version, compromising of four units to be leased out, was being worked on. These units eventually appeared in 2019 but as of Spring 2022 they are yet to house any tenants.

The filling station was one of the first three in the UK to gain Shell's new Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points in late 2017. In 2018, after a small refurbishment, a Little Waitrose at Shell Select concession opened. Shell branding was then applied across the whole complex, replacing most of the 'S' logos.

In early 2019, the LP4 unit closed and was replaced a gourmet hot dog company called Banger Bros. Banger Bros closed a few months later.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Alfreton (19 miles)
Tibshelf (M1 north, 24 miles)
Services on the A38Willington (1 mile)
Keele (M6 north, 34 miles)
Sandbach (M6 north, 54 miles)
Services on the A50Derby South (9 miles)