Motorway Services Online

Retrieved from "https://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Copdock"

Copdock services

Copdock
(closed)
Camera icon
No photos tagged with Copdock. If you have one, why not upload it?
Road:A14 J55/A12 J33
(also accessible to traffic on the
(Google Maps link)
Address:Copdock Interchange
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP8 3TT
Opened:1992?
Previous operators:Welcome Break
Grid reference:TM127422
Services type:Single site located at a junction.

Today, Copdock is a retail park including a Burger King drive thru, Pizza Hut and Tesco, with a "Services" sign on the A1214.

History

Copdock services was built by Trusthouse Forte, under the Welcome Break name. The exact details of it aren't clear but it would have been similar to Ross Spur, with a similar range of Welcome Break brands from the time. A leaflet dated before 1992 claims "New services in East Anglia will be opening soon".

In 1988 Trusthouse Forte were in trouble for erecting several large motorway-style signs on the A12, to advertise the services, in addition to the official signposts provided.

The services were sold by Welcome Break in the 1990s as it was making little money, and Tesco had opened up next door, who they sold the land to. The services were demolished and absorbed in to the retail park, but 'Services' signs remained on the on the A14 until the 2000s.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Beacon Hill (9 miles) Services on the A14 end of road
Capel St Mary (4 miles) Services on the A12 Grove (14 miles)