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Leicester North services

Location:

A46 at junction with the A6

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

LE4 3BT

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating:


This is the former Extra service area at the A46/A6 junction. For the Welcome Break services on the M1, see Leicester Forest East. For the Euro Garages services at the M1/A50 junction, see Markfield.

A struggling service area at the A6/A46 junction outside Leicester.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Hamilton's, KFC Drive Thru, LP4, Deli2go, Costa Express Shops: Budgens Main Amenities: Quicksilver Motel: Ibis Budgetbook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Parking Prices[edit]

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, coaches and caravans must pay £14.

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Leicester North Services
Loughborough Road
Birstall
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 3BT

  • Telephone number: 020 7968 1888
  • Grid reference: SK591107


Trivia and History[edit]

Leicester services Extra branding.jpg
Some Extra branding.

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Opened by Extra 2008
Sold to Quadrant Estates 2011

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.

It has a twin sister - Derby and Burton services at the A38/A50 interchange opened just over four weeks after Leicester and it almost identical to it. It was also sold at the same time.

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.

When it was sold, the Extra logo on all the signs was changed to a round blue sign with 'S' for services on it. It is now predominantly Shell-branded.

The filling station is operated by Shell. The Budgens store opened on 8 October 2017.

Alternatives[edit]

Previous:Next:
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)