First Major Service Station In Cornwall Opens To The Public
Cornwall Services officially opens today in Roche, on the A30 (near Bodmin). The £12.5 million development, employing 200 people, is the first major service station in Cornwall and the only services on the A30 between Exeter and Penzance. It is located at the Victoria Interchange junction on the A30, less than 10 minutes from Bodmin.
Phase two of the development will see the addition of a 70-bed hotel with a restaurant and a dedicated Tourist Information Centre on site. Work on phase two will start this year and is due to be completed in 2015.
The services include a petrol filling station, a main amenity building with food and drink concessions, some retail outlets including W H Smiths, a cash point, Wifi, car parking for 230 cars, and dedicated bays for HGVs (18), coaches (15) and caravans (15). There is also a charging point for electric cars, free air, and coach and truck drivers have a dedicated washroom block. Cornwall Services is also signed up to the SNAP scheme for HGV drivers.
Sitting on a 58,500 square metre site, Cornwall Services has been built with its locality in mind – bringing with it a taste of Cornwall for visitors. Along with all the well-known brands expected at a service station, such as WH Smith, Costa, Subway and McDonald’s, Cornwall Services will be championing some of the very best Cornish food and drink with three local food concessions featuring onsite – Hugo Woolley’s Cornish Delish, the Open Oven Pizza Company and Sausage n Roll.
Cornwall Services has also been built with sustainability in mind and is on track to be awarded a BREEAM Very Good certification.
Mark Upton, Development Manager of the scheme said: “It is fantastic to now see the services complete and to open the doors to our first visitors. We wanted to give anyone passing through on their way to Cornwall a relaxing environment to stop and refresh and benefit from all the services and amenities they would typically expect. But, at the same time we wanted to welcome them to Cornwall with a little taste of what is to come.
The amenity building will be open from 6am-11pm and the petrol filling station will be open 24 hours a day.