Frontier Park services
M65 at J6
(also accessible to traffic on the A6119)
Not signposted in advance.
(Google Maps link)
Single site located at a junction.
Frontier Park is a development project on the eastern outskirts of Blackburn. Mostly it is going to be filled with warehouses, but plots of land have been developed by EG Group to create one of their largest projects to date.
Catering: KFC Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connections Charging Points: EV Point 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: BP, SPAR, Ambala, Chaiiwala Express, Cinnabon, Greggs, Sbarro, Subway, f'real Milkshakes, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go, Tango Ice Blast, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars and is limited to 2 hours maximum stay. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
The Greggs drive thru lane attached to the back of the filling station.
BP call the site Whitebirk services, though it is known to most people as being just a segment of Frontier Park.
Proposals for Frontier Park began in early 2016, with construction starting in the summer of 2017. Each development is situated along a corridor road, which itself spans from the Whitebirk Roundabout.
The petrol station and its and its accompanying facilities opened in October 2018. It is position in the north-east quadrant and immediately accessible from the roundabout, with 10 pumps for cars and four for HGVs. This has a transparent curved canopy, along with a large SPAR convenience store in Euro Garages' typical design language and offering the company's usual mixture of concessions.
The site also includes one of the UK's only Greggs drive thrus, immediately accessible when entering the forecourt. Opposite the petrol station on the entry route, the right-side features two more drive thru units facing each other, a Starbucks Drive Thru and a KFC Drive Thru.
The site continues to be treated as one of EG Group's premier sites, not just for its wide selection of drive thrus, but also because it's one of the first to trial new brand partners. On 4 December 2020, EG Group opened Sbarro and the UK's first Cinnabon, both inside the petrol station. Almost exactly a year later, EG Group added a Chaiiwala Express unit inside the petrol station on 7 December 2021.
A Hampton by Hilton hotel with conferencing facilities opened in December 2020 and is located opposite the filling station on the main access road. Like many others, Hilton mistakenly call this place a "motorway service area" - it is hardly signed from the local roads, let alone the motorway.
EG Group installed an electric vehicle charging hub with six chargers behind the forecourt sales building in September 2022.
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