The northbound main building.
Frankley services (Worcestershire)
|Coordinates:||52°25′45″N 2°01′05″W / 52.4291°N 2.01794°WCoordinates: 52°25′45″N 2°01′05″W / 52.4291°N 2.01794°W|
Frankley services is a motorway service station on the M5 motorway between Junctions 3 (A456, Quinton Interchange) and 4 (A38, Lydiate Ash), near Birmingham, and taking its name from the nearby village of Frankley.
It is owned by Moto. It was one of the first service stations of its kind when it was opened in 1966 by Granada Motorway Services to serve the new motorway which by 1977 gave the Midlands an unbroken motorway link with Devon.
The £612,000 contract for the site was awarded on 22 December 1964 to Higgs and Hill. It was planned to be finished by the end of 1965. It was Granada's second motorway service station, after Toddington; its third would be Heston in 1968. There would be room for 640 people in the restaurants, and 300 parking spaces.
It has been updated over the years and fitted with new retail and fast food outlets, but the original building remains intact. It is in Bromsgrove District; it marks the northernmost point of the M5 in Worcestershire; to the north is the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and to the north-east is Birmingham. Nearby New Frankley, to the south, is the only civil parish in Birmingham.
It is possible to enter both sides of the service station from Bartley Green. It is inadvisable to drive onto the South side, however the North non-motorway entrance is possible.
- (http://www.forepoint.co.uk), Forepoint. "Motorway Services | Moto - Frankley Northbound". moto-way.com. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
- (http://www.forepoint.co.uk), Forepoint. "Motorway Services | Moto - Frankley Southbound". moto-way.com. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
- "Driving Pit Stop - Find Highway and Motorway services". www.drivingpitstop.com. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
None on M5
Hilton Park on M6
Telford on M54
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