A brand new truckstop on the A14, which fully opened at the end of April 2019. To help security it is designed with a river dividing the lorry parking into three.
A small number of parking spaces are provided for cars, intended for staff, the idea being that cars would use the existing services at Rothwell Lodge.
Catering: Bar, Costa Express, The Kitchen, Tetley Tea Main Amenities: Gaming Lounge, Gym, Launderette, Showers Shops: Shop Forecourt: Fuel, AdBlue Containers
Secure overnight parking is available, at a cost of £24 or £27 to include a £10 meal voucher.
Trivia and History
Inside the shop.
The A14 has been a major freight route since it opened, with concerns raised about the lack of facilities along it. Over time many major operators have been attracted to it, including Extra's at Cambridge and Applegreen's at Spaldwick, with Moto soon opening one nearby at Rugby.
Planning permission for Rothwell truckstop was first sought in 2010, by Rothwell Land Ltd. This was rejected on environmental grounds. A second plan was made in 2014, which was approved and construction started in 2018. In July 2018 the site was put up for sale, with the landowner suggesting they had already received several enquiries.
Kettering Borough Council purchased the land in 2016, in what they called "a long-term strategic land holding". The truckstop is 16.9 acres in size, the amenity building 908sqm (9774sqft) and there are 221 HGV parking bays.
Welcome Break operated the site during Spring 2019, with the parking area, The Kitchen (Welcome Break's latest and only self-branded restaurant) and showers opening on 29 March 2019. More facilities then opened on 29 April 2019 including a forecourt, bar, coffee lounge, gaming area, gym, launderette and shop.
| Corley (M6, 33 miles)|
Leicester Forest East (32 miles)
|Services on the A14||
Rothwell (A14 eastbound, 1 mile)|
Kettering (5 miles)
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