This is the motorway service area by the A1(M). For other services near Peterborough, see Services on the A15 and A1139.
A large amenity building forms this service area at the top of one of the sections of A1(M).
Catering: BakeFresh, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa Coffee, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, PizzaLuxe, Warren's Bakery, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Multi Faith Room, Quicksilver, Showers Hotel: Days Inn Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO; IONITY 350kW CCS Forecourt: Shell, Select, deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Free Cash Machine
First 3 hours free for all vehicles, after which charges apply:
Up to 4 hours (including free period): £9 Up to 6 hours: £20 Up to 8 hours: £27 Up to 15 hours: £30 Up to 24 hours: £35 Up to 48 hours: £48 Up to 72 hours: £90 Each additional 24 hours or part: £35 Trailer swaps: £15
Prices are paid at the parking machines in the car park and food court, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Extra M S A Property (UK) Ltd
Great North Road
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Trivia and History
See also: A1(M) Planning Applications
The service area was first proposed in 1989 by Citygrove Roadside. It was soon taken forward by Extra, and had to compete with numerous proposals for new service areas along the new motorway.
The upgraded A1(M) opened in 1998, with no service areas. Peterborough services opened on 15 January 2001. Facilities included a McColl's newsagent, Entrempts and Malongo Café, with a petrol station operated by Texaco and Somerfield - that petrol station was sold to Shell in 2008.
An Ed's Easy Diner and Wafflemeister kiosk were both trialled here alongside Extra's site at Cambridge however these were both removed during 2019. They were replaced by Sweet Barrels and BomDia respectively. BomDia and Sweet Barrels both later closed in 2020 falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
A Warren's Bakery unit operated by SSP opened here in February 2020 occupying the former Patisserie Valerie unit.
Work commenced on a new coach and HGV parking area in early 2021 at the back of the site. The works also incorporated extensions to the rear of the amenity building to add new separate male and female showers as well as additional toilets, a new children's play area closer to the amenity building and a new multi faith room. The new toilets and showers opened in late 2021 with the new coach and HGV parking areas opening on 7 February 2022 adding an additional 60 HGV spaces to the site.
PizzaLuxe opened here on 11 November 2021, utilising the former Ed's Easy Diner unit. As well as serving breakfast, it also offers a made-to-order cocktail menu and full-service bar. This is the first of its kind on the motorway, with PizzaLuxe claiming they want to turn the service area into "a destination". An official opening event was held on 19 November 2021 allowing customers to sample the new menu.
Plans are in place to build a drive thru Starbucks at this service area.
|road becomes A1|
Brampton Hut (15 miles)
Baldock (38 miles)
|Services on the A1(M)||road becomes A1|
Kate's Cabin (northbound, 1 mile)
Stibbington (4 miles)
|Warmington (4 miles)||Services on the A605||end of road|
|start of road||Services on the A1139||Boongate (6 miles)|
|Baldock (38 miles)||Extra services||none nearby|
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