Sheffield Parkway services
This is the existing service area in Sheffield. The cancelled Smithy Wood proposal and planned Rotherham & Sheffield Gateway site are both documented on the Rotherham page.
Sheffield services may well have been intended to be a grand hotel, but it never quite reached that status and it's now the run-of-the-mill Parkway service station.
No toilet facilities are available.
Parking and use of the forecourt is limited to 30 minutes maximum stay whilst parking in the Travelodge car park is charged at £1.50 for up to 4 hours and £3 for up to 24 hours.
Prices can be paid using the pay machines next to the hotel entrance or via the Horizon Spaces app. The location code is 50123.
The fees are strictly enforced by Horizon Parking.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Parkway Service Station
Sheffield Service Area
340 Prince of Wales Road
Trivia and History
The service area here is built on the site of an old depot. Plans for the service area came from Esso in 1988, and the filling station opened the following year. Granada then added a Granada Hotel with integrated restaurant a year later, and referred to the site as Sheffield services.
The site was sold to Forte in 1994 who turned the facilities into a Forte Travelodge and the Sheffield branch of Little Chef. Shortly afterwards, Forte were purchased by Granada anyway, who added a Burger King.
As recently as 1996, Granada promoted Sheffield as one of their major sites, giving it the same status in leaflets as their motorway service areas.
The Little Chef was regarded as a poorly performing site for some time, but it managed to keep trading until summer 2010, when it was eventually closed and boarded up. The restaurant was left empty until summer 2014 when it was refurbished to become a drive thru restaurant called 'Cluck'. Cluck later closed in December 2018, leaving the building empty once again.
The filling station went onto gain a Snack & Shop in the late 2000s. The filling station was later sold to Euro Garages in 2013 who added a SPAR store to the site. Euro Garages continue to call the site 'Parkway services', and they are presently the main facility.
EG Group gained permission in January 2023 to demolish the forecourt and replace it with a drive thru Starbucks, as well as four electric vehicle charging points. It's not unheard of for petrol stations to be closed, but it is rare for an official service area to shake off one of its key requirements, and it's a possible insight into how the industry will develop. EG Group claim that the cookie-cutter drive thru building will be "attractive and modern-looking".
Demolition of the forecourt had been expected to commence in late 2023, with the Starbucks Drive Thru expected to be open by summer 2024. The restaurant building attached to the Travelodge hotel is also expected to be available for let following the completion of the works. Construction has not yet started.
Strangely, the service area is fully signposted from the A57 eastbound and the A6102 southbound, despite these arguably being urban roads. Neither the higher-speed A630 westbound, nor the more rural A57 westbound, both of which bring you closer to the service area, give it full signage.
|Services on the A57
|Worksop (16 miles)
Woolley Edge (M1 north, 20 miles)
Woodall (M1 south, 12 miles)
Doncaster (North) (M18, 27 miles)