Wynyard Park services
A wildly-growing retail park at the Wynyard Park junction near Wolviston.
Catering: Costa Drive Thru, Domino’s Pizza, KFC Drive Thru, McDonald's Drive Thru, Toby Carvery Hotel: Premier Inn Charging Points: InstaVolt 50kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: BP, Londis, Greggs, Calippo Slush, Costa Express, Dunkin' Donuts, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. No overnight parking is available.
Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by UK Parking Control Ltd whilst parking in the KFC car park is limited to 60 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd and parking within the Costa car park is limited to 3 hours maximum stay and is strictly enforced.
Premier Inn guests and Toby Carvery customers are also required to register their vehicle registration number with reception or the bar in order to receive free parking during their visit. This parking area is strictly controlled by Euro Car Parks.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
County Durham TS22 5PZ
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Trivia and History
Plans for a service area at this busy junction were first submitted in 1991 by Fairhurst Land Developers. The first drawings showed the entry roundabout further east than it is now, with a lodge in the south-west corner, a shop and restaurant in the north-west corner and a picnic area in the north-east corner. The car park was in the middle with lorry parking at the north end, and the petrol station is roughly in the same place it is today. The 'missing' A19 southbound slip road was provided as part of the project.
A second set of plans were submitted by Saxon Petroleum in 1995 which saw their service area set out in roughly the layout we see today and proposed to feature a BP filling station, McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant, OK Diner restaurant, Fatty Arbuckles restaurant, Greene King pub featuring a Wacky Warehouse children's play area, Holiday Inn Express hotel and a picnic area with a lake. In 1996, the plans were picked up by Roadside Group Ltd. who altered the plans several times throughout the year until finally in 1997 the final site plan was confirmed and granted planning permission. The final plans were a scaled down version of the original and featured the filling station, drive-thru restaurant, hotel and family restaurant alongside the picnic area and lake.
The site eventually opened in 1998 with a bp filling station, McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant, Holiday Inn Express hotel and an Innkeepers Fayre pub-restaurant known as the 'Wynyard Park Inn' featuring a Wacky Warehouse children's play area.
Additions and Expansion
Granada were the first to propose additional facilities here and were granted planning permission in 1999 to build a Little Chef in the centre of the site next to a small garden. This opened as the Billingham branch in 2000 and was one of their last sites to open. The Little Chef was short lived and later closed in 2005 being left empty for a few months with Little Chef still paying the rent. In 2006, the restaurant was demolished and replaced by a KFC Drive Thru, with the garden becoming car parking.
The Wynyard Park Inn was rebranded in 2005 to become the Wolviston branch of Toby Carvery. The hotel also received a 29-bed extension in 2007, with the hotel also rebranding to Premier Inn around this time.
The filling station later went onto become a Shell site. This later changed back to bp in late 2012.
A Costa Drive Thru was built on one of the only remaining undeveloped areas of the site adjacent to the A19 southbound sliproad in 2016. The hotel and restaurant also received an extension in the same year.
A Domino's Pizza store was added next to the entrance road in December 2018. This later gained 2 InstaVolt electric vehicle charging points in the car park in 2020.
MFG acquired the filling station in late 2017 and re-branded the shop from Nisa Local to Londis. During early 2022, they refurbished the sales building adding updated Londis branding and swapping the Subway franchise for a Greggs. The new Greggs store opened on 10 February 2022. They also installed one of their 'MFG EV Power' electric vehicle charging hubs and the 8 charging bays are expected to go live in May 2022.
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