A newly-rebuilt petrol station by the northbound A1.
Catering: Starbucks Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Muddy area behind fence only; public footpath connections Charging Points: GeniePoint 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, SPAR, Wild Bean Café
Short stay customer parking is available. No HGV parking is available.
Parking within the Starbucks car park is limited to 2 hours maximum stay. These restrictions are strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd.
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Super Service Station
Great North Road
Trivia and Design
A pair of filling station were positioned here long before the A1 was upgraded to dual carriageway.
The northbound site became known as Super service station and it had a large parking area, gaining a café called 'Woodview Café'. The filling station here has always been branded Shell since opening.
The northbound café closed in the early 2010s. In August 2018 the café was demolished and a Starbucks Drive Thru was built on the land.
Shell sold the site to MFG in 2017, who rebranded the shop to Londis. During early 2018, MFG refurbished the site with a Budgens store replacing Londis, Starbucks on the Go replacing Costa Express and a new Subway store being added. The store was later reverted back to Londis during Autumn 2021.
The forecourt was sold to Platinum Retail in April 2023, to placate the Competition and Markets Authority. The forecourt rebranded from Shell to BP, with the shop becoming a SPAR store with Costa Express and Rollover food to go offerings. The Subway store also closed due to franchising reasons and the LPG dispenser was removed. During summer 2023, the new food to go offerings were swapped with a Wild Bean Café Express unit.
Abbotts Wood History
Another petrol station called Abbotts Wood service station was situated on the southbound side, but this closed in around 2005 and was eventually demolished. Its position can still be made out. Shell had proposed to add a 40-seater restaurant to the site in 1992, but this was refused on the basis that there was no need for another facility.
There have been several plans to bring the southbound site back into use, with the first coming in 2006 for a 20-bed hotel to replace the derelict buildings but these plans were refused again due to being too close to nearby facilities. In 2010 and again in 2017, there were plans to bring the site back into use as a petrol station, with no success.
Planning permission was granted in January 2020 for redeveloping the former Abbotts Wood site and building a 20-bay electric vehicle charging station, with an amenity building providing refreshments and toilet facilities. The landowner says this is still their long-term intention, but in the meantime, the land will be used to host billboards.
A dilapidated concrete shelter, which survived from the building's original use, was demolished in early 2023.
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