A petrol station and workshop on the A605.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. Unofficial short stay HGV parking is available on Oundle Road.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trivia and History
A petrol station opened here next to the original path of the A605. This was later diverted away, allowing the old road to be used as HGV parking.
A Little Chef opened in the next parcel of land in 1984. There were plans to add a Travelodge but this didn't happen. The restaurant closed in around 2004, becoming Peranakan Cafe and then Jem's Diner, which is now abandoned.
The forecourt was previously branded Q8, and later Jet. Evidence of its Jet-branded past could still be seen on the shopfront branding until late 2020 when MFG rebranded the store to Londis.
The forecourt is officially known as 'Country service station'. Records from 1961 have it labelled East Midland Service Station.
In November 2020, MFG submitted two planning applications to completely redevelop the site. The first planning application will see the existing workshop, forecourt sales building, pumps and canopy be demolished and replaced with two separate pump islands, one designated for HGVs and one for smaller vehicles, located around a new large sales building located in the middle of the site. These plans also include a new ATM, new jet wash bay, new car parking spaces and 4 electric vehicle charging points. The second planning application will see the former Little Chef restaurant demolished and replaced with a Starbucks Drive Thru with 34 parking spaces with direct access to the drive-thru being created from Oundle Road. A decision on both applications is expected in Spring 2021.
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