Certas Energy has won planning permission to develop a refuelling facility in the heart of Northamptonshire. It will feature eight high-speed multi-product fuel dispensers including diesel, Gas Oil and AdBlue.

The station will be just off the M1 motorway at Junction 16 at the Red Lion Truckstop, and accessible via dedicated merger lane off the motorway.

National Bunker Manager Andrew Goodwin said: “The new facility will be a flagship development for the improved servicing of the UK HGV market.

“From continuously speaking with our customers, we know there’s a need for this type of dedicated HGV refuelling site in Northampton, accessible from the M1 motorway.

“Our approach is always to work collaboratively with drivers and put their requirements first, especially when it comes to developing our future strategy. This new site was an obvious choice for us to build on our existing network for improved supply to the logistics and transport industries.

“We’re delighted to be establishing a presence in Northamptonshire and look forward to having the facility open in early 2019.”

Certas Energy is anticipating the new HGV bunker facility will open in spring 2019, coinciding with the ongoing expansion of the Red Lion.

This expansion will see 165,000 square metres of buildings developed to support the local infrastructure, including logistics businesses and warehouse operations in the immediate area.

Zarfeen Jetha, Director of the Red Lion Truck Stop said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Certas and believe its HGV refuelling facilities will make an invaluable addition to our existing services, at a time when we’re looking to further enhance the offering we have on site.

“For us, our priority is to always provide a first-class experience for drivers, so this partnership aligns perfectly with our vision.

“We want this development to be known UK-wide as a go-to destination for those within the logistics and transport industry and working with Certas Energy allows us to provide this.”


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