A pair of modern amenity buildings where the M1 meets the A43. It has been designed so that you can enter and leave the service area without passing through the main junction.
Catering: on both sides: Costa Coffee, Fresh Food Café, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru
plus northbound only: LEON, Calippo Blast, f'real Milkshakes
and southbound only: McDonald's Drive Thru Shops: on both sides: Phone Tech, WHSmith
plus northbound only: SPAR Amenities: Changing Places, Jackpot £500, Showers Outdoor Space: No grass space Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Shop, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £20 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £33, or £36 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using NexusPay or in the shop. The location code is 1995 (northbound) and 2027 (southbound).
The fees are strictly enforced by GroupNexus.
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Northampton Motorway Service Area
Trivia and Design
See also: History:Northampton
Northampton was originally built as 'Rothersthorpe services'. It was waiting 20 years before it was built, and before too long it was demolished and built again. Full history.
The new buildings were a pair of identical airport hangar-style glass boxes with all their facilities along the back, and the layout remained a perfect rectangle until 2015, when the northbound building was extended to direct customers past a new SPAR shop. This was a trial store, which Roadchef later rolled out nationwide.
Both sides gained Changing Places facilities in winter 2022.
The northbound WHSmith store was refurbished in November 2022 and now includes a new Calippo Blast machine alongside new ranges and a new layout. The southbound store followed and reopened on 14 February 2023.
A McDonald's drive-thru lane was added next to the southbound amenity building in Spring 2023, with the lane officially opened by Roadchef CEO Mark Fox and The Services King on 22 June 2023. The car and coach parks were both reconfigured as a result.
Western Power Distribution is planning to increase the electricity capacity at Northampton, to allow it to potentially become a charging hub in the future.
|Newport Pagnell (13 miles)||Services on the M1||Watford Gap (10 miles)|
|Cherwell Valley (22 miles)|
Towcester (7 miles)
|Services on the A43||none|
|none nearby||Roadchef services||Watford Gap (10 miles)|
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