EXTRA AND THEIR APPROACH

Extra is a leading developer, investor and experienced operator of high-quality MSAs

The Extra MSA Group (Extra) is a leading developer, investor and experienced operator of high-quality Motorway Service Area (MSA) properties across the Strategic Road Network.

Extra has 11 MSAs including the recently opened M1 J45 Leeds Skelton Lake.

Extra recently opened two new MSAs at Cobham in Surrey (M25) and Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire (M40, J2). Planning application for a new MSA is currently awaiting a decision in Solihull (M42).

Extra’s approach to delivering their ‘new generation’ MSAs starts with a holistic look at the site. This involves taking account of all aspects of the development, for example, the ground form and associated constraints, views towards and from the site, ecology, trees, archaeology, access, circulation, topography and service infrastructure.

Having identified a development area, a safe and functioning layout will then be shaped. Ensuring safe access from the Motorway and consideration of landscape impacts are key to this stage of the process, along with evolving a building design that works with its surroundings and ensuring that the scheme is as sustainable as possible. For example a new Extra MSA will include the use of sustainable timber, local materials and reflecting local building styles.

In practice this means considering any new site holistically, taking account of all aspects of the development through from the ground form, views both towards and from the site, ecology, trees, archaeology, access, circulation, topography, and service infrastructure.

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Further Information
The Public Safety Role of MSAs
 

A significant public safety risk exists on the Western M25
 

Future Emissions Reduction Measures

Supporting the roll out of zero emissions vehicles - addressing the challenges of recharging anxiety' on the Motorway network

Extra & Their Approach
 

Considering any new site holistically, taking account of all aspects of development

A Significant Public Safety Need

A matter of urgency if fatigue related accidents are to be reduced

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M25, Junction 16-17

Finding a suitable location.

Extra has undertaken an extensive search of potential

Working with the Local Community

Significant social and environmental benefits for the local area

Where is the Safety Risk on the M25?

A new MSA located between Junctions 16 and 17 would fill the largest number of safety gaps

Chiltern Chalfont Services
 

Extra has identified a site of under 40 hectares which focuses on the eastern side of the Motorway between Junctions 16 and 17

Economic Benefits

£1.8 million in annual rates; 310 permanent jobs