A £12.5m service station has opened in Cornwall at the Victoria Interchange junction on the A30, less than 10 minutes from Bodmin.
Cornwall Services comprises a BP-branded petrol filling station, a main amenity building with food and drink concessions, some retail outlets including WH Smiths, a cash point, Wifi, car parking for 230 cars, and dedicated bays for HGVs (18), coaches (15) and caravans (15).
There is also a charging point for electric cars, free air, and coach and truck drivers have a dedicated washroom block. Cornwall Services is also signed up to the SNAP scheme for HGV drivers.
The amenity building will be open from 6am-11pm and the petrol filling station will be open 24 hours a day.
Phase two of the development will see the addition of a 70-bed hotel with a restaurant and a tourist information centre. Work on phase two will start this year and is due to be completed in 2015.
In addition to mainstream brands such as WH Smith, Costa, Subway and McDonald’s, Cornwall Services will be championing Cornish food and drink with three local food concessions - Hugo Woolley’s Cornish Delish, the Open Oven Pizza Company and Sausage n Roll.
Mark Upton, development manager of the scheme, said: “It is fantastic to now see the services complete and to open the doors to our first visitors. We wanted to give anyone passing through on their way to Cornwall a relaxing environment to stop and refresh and benefit from all the services and amenities they would typically expect. But, at the same time we wanted to welcome them to Cornwall with a little taste of what is to come.”