Architecture 519 has designed the masterplan for Extra MSA Group’s £75m ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area (MSA) on the M62 at Junction 11, with outline proposals now submitted.
The design accommodates food and beverage outlets, ancillary retail, business and leisure facilities, a fuel filling station and external amenity space for visitors. The indicative designs for the buildings reference the local area and it is envisaged that construction will use locally sourced materials wherever possible.
The project is the latest in a series of MSA developments designed by Architecture 519 for Extra which includes Leeds Skelton Lake Services at Junction 45 of the M1 that is currently nearing completion. Architecture 519 developed the design framework for the ‘new concept’ MSAs with Extra that can be seen at Leeds Skelton Lake, M40 J2 Beaconsfield and M25 J9-J10 Cobham. Leeds Skelton Lake Services includes locally sourced dry stone walling and a sequence of long curving green roof ‘ribbons’ planted with native meadow species.
Nick Baker, Director at Architecture 519, said: “We are delighted to see our latest designs for Extra MSA submitted for planning approval. We have already delivered two highly successful sites for Extra at Beaconsfield and Cobham. Leeds Skelton Lake Services is in the final stages of construction and we are involved with two other projects strategically. The Skelton Lake development is currently shortlisted for the Yorkshire Property Insider Awards in the Design Excellence category.”
The new Warrington M62 J11 MSA will not only improve road safety for this section of the motorway network; but is also an exciting opportunity to create an attractive, high quality MSA facility to serve the M62. This will also benefit regional businesses and communities as well as facilitating future economic growth for the local area.