A New Motorway Service Area for Warrington
We are excited to be developing proposals for a ‘new concept’ MSA at Junction 11 of the M62, to the North-East of Warrington. Warrington MSA will meet a Public Safety Need initially identified by Highways England and will combine world-class design with a range of ancillary food & beverage, retail and hotel facilities.
Designing a World-Class Facility
We have a commitment to creating a world-class MSA for Warrington – and this includes the architecture of the building.
The motorway service area at Warrington will be one of the exciting new-concept facilities being developed by Extra MSA on the highway network. The facilities building will be designed to change perceptions of how such buildings should look and feel; offering the traveller a range of amenities within buildings that sit comfortably within their surroundings.
The building forms will echo surrounding agricultural buildings with a simple palette of familiar materials that will reflect the local context. The area is rich in peat deposits and this will be recognised within the design. Care will be taken to minimise the impact of the development upon the surrounding landscape and ecology, with much of the site being retained as natural habitat.
Delivering Hundreds of Jobs
During the construction phase there will be 300 construction workers on the Site over the phase build period, which equates to 97 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs during this phase. Apprentice Schemes will also be developed in partnership with the region’s Colleges and training providers. We are also talking to local job agencies in Warrington about how we can maximise opportunities for local people.
Once the MSA is fully operational there will be 228 equivalent permanent full-time positions, in addition to the 75 FTE jobs supported through the supply chain. Extra MSA Group will focus recruitment in the local area and will work closely with the carefully selected tenant operating partners to encourage and help them do the same.
Complementing the Surrounding Area
The proposed MSA will be designed to significantly enhance the use and enjoyment of the local environment around Junction 11. It will complement the adjacent restored landfill Site by providing facilities, including much needed car parking. It will also enhance the total green infrastructure and increase the attractiveness of accessing the adjacent restored landfill Site and wider footpath network.
The delivery of flagship MSA facilities in a pleasant landscaped setting will have a positive impact upon the physical appearance of the Site. The MSA will be compatible with adjacent land uses and will address all of the environmental and physical constraints on the Site to bring forward a high quality and appropriate development.