Today is the official opening day of Cornwall Services – the first major service station in the area. Located at the Victoria Interchange junction on the A30, it is less than 10 minutes from Bodmin.
The £12.5 million development, employing 200 people, will be the only services on the A30 between Exeter and Penzance.
It also has many trucking facilities for those en route to Cornwall. You can find out all the details on our Cornwall Services page here.
Cornwall Services has been built with sustainability in mind and is on track to be awarded a BREEAM Very Good certification. And, with phase one of the development out of the way, we can now look forward to phase two, which 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.
There is also a dedicated truckers page on their site, which will be populated with lots of information and offers.
Created with its locality in mind, the 58,500 metre site seeks to bring a taste of Cornwall to its visitors. Along with the usual outlets of WH Smith, Subway, Costa and Mcdonalds, you can also sample Cornish food and drink with three local food concessions:
- Hugo Woolley’s Cornish Delish
- the Open Oven Pizza Company
- Sausage ‘n’ Roll.
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.”
We’ll keep you updated on phase two of the development, but be sure to let us know your thoughts on Cornwall Services by commenting on our truck stop page or through the social media buttons at the top right hand side of the site.