Leicester North services
A struggling service area at the A6/A46 junction outside Leicester.
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, coaches and caravans must pay £14.
Leicester North Services
Trivia and History
Some Extra branding.
Leicester was a new style of service area. Its small footprint meant it managed to crop up and get planning permission rather unscathed, and it opened on the 24th June 2008.
Since opening, the services have lost a number of facilities including Starbucks and Game Grid. In 2011, the local area was being developed with housing which has open access to the services providing hope that the services may develop to also serve the local community.
Following the collapse of Extra's parent company Swayfields, these services passed to its creditors Lloyds TSB, who subsequently sold this liability to Deutsche Postbank. They contracted their management to Quadrant Estates, who plan to sell the current outlets.
The site included a Quicksilver gaming area for a time.
A second Banger Bros store opened here in May 2019, with the other being at the other former Extra service area at Derby & Burton. It closed later in the year, meaning the only facilities are KFC and the forecourt.
| none on A46|
Leicester Forest East (M1 south, 7 miles)
Markfield (A50, 9 miles)
|Services on the A46||
Thrussington (A46 northbound, 5 miles)|
Newark (33 miles)