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Frankley services

Location:

M5 between J3 and J4

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

B32 4AR

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

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Neatly playing down its associations with one of the country's busiest motorways by overlooking the rolling hills of Worcestershire are two of the oldest buildings on the network. It won't win any awards for architecture, but it has a job and it does it.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Showers
northbound only: &Play
southbound only: Lucky Coin
Motel: Travelodgebook (southbound only) Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, Greggs (southbound only)

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25.50. HGVs can pay £27 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2438 (northbound) and 2439 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

Address:
Moto
Frankley Motorway Services
Illey Lane
Birmingham
Worcestershire
B32 4AR


Trivia and History

Frankley services.
Bright colours in the northbound services.

Full details: History:Frankley

It seems there will never be an end to the jokes about Frankley's name, especially as it's close to Rubery.

As of 2014, the nationwide downscaling of restaurants and retail shops had left the centre of the northbound services and the upper level of the southbound services largely boarded up, with Greggs and Burger King making up the majority of the trade. This is an interesting contrast with many nearby services, which had grown in recent years.

On the northbound side, this was put right in March 2017 with a new M&S Simply Food store opening in the centre of the building.

There were plans for a southbound Greggs here for several years before the forecourt gained one on 9 March 2017 and finally the main amenity building gained a Greggs kiosk outside on 12 January 2018.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
none on M5
Hilton Park (M6 north, 18 miles)
Corley (M6 south, 31 miles)
Telford (M54, 33 miles)
Tamworth (M42 north, 34 miles)
Services on the M5 Strensham (29 miles)
Hopwood Park (M42, 11 miles)
Hilton Park (M6 north, 18 miles)
Tamworth (M42 north, 34 miles)
Moto services none nearby

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