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Spawforths secure Permission for £50m 'new concept' Motorway Service Area in Leeds

Acting on behalf of Extra MSA Group, Spawforths have gained outline planning permission from Leeds City Council for a £50m ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area  at Junction 45 of the M1 in Leeds.

‘Leeds Skelton Lake Services’ will significantly improve road safety on this section of the Motorway Network between the existing MSAs at M62 Hartshead Moor, M1 Woolley Edge and A1M Wetherby. The site is located at the Gateway to the Leeds Enterprise Zone and Extra’s investment in the City Region will create over 700 new job opportunities throughout its construction and operation. 

Extra’s proposals include an attractive Facilities Building which will provide a wide range of popular and high quality food and ancillary retail outlets, together with a Business Centre, Fuel Filling Station and Hotel. The high-quality, innovative building design features sweeping architecture that will tie its ‘Living Green Roof’ into the landscape. The bright and spacious building interior also includes a new Visitor Centre, community space and an upper-floor viewing deck over Skelton Lake. By improving walking routes to and around Skelton Lake, the development will also form part of a ‘Green Corridor’ linking Temple Newsam to the north with Rothwell Country Park.

Spawforths provided Planning, Masterplanning, Environmental Assessment and Landscape Architecture services and coordinated the outline planning application submission.

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