North East & Yorkshire

Truck stop takes shape

A1 Truck Stop, A1 motorway, Leeming, North Yorkshire

Clugston Construction, one of the leading construction and civil engineering companies and part of the Clugston Group, has announced it has started work on a new £4.2 million project on behalf of Exelby Services Ltd.

The project includes constructing a truck-stop along with services and a re-fuelling station on the A1 motorway. Work began on the project at Leeming, North Yorkshire, in January 2014.

 During construction, the project will generate 70 jobs with Clugston keen to support local employment and suppliers. Once completed, the new facility will create 15 new jobs in the local community.

 The go-ahead to develop the new facility is a great relief as A1 motorway modifications restricted access to the previous Exelby truck stop site. The new facility will create a specialist service area that will meet the re-fuelling and rest needs of HGVs and their drivers. It will also include 150 secure parking spaces.

Steve Waggett, Regional Business Manager for the North East at Clugston Construction commented:

We were really pleased to have been awarded the contract to develop the new facility on the A1 by Exelby Services. Working on the project was a great way for us to kick off 2014. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Clugston team that has worked on securing the project.”

Michael Exelby, Chief Executive of Exelby Services said:

We have been working for over 10 years on this project. It has been a long journey but we are delighted and excited to have finally broken soil on the site. We are very happy that Clugston Construction is building the site for us. I have been very impressed with the quality of their previous projects, which we have seen and I am sure this new site will achieve the highest construction standards.”

Michael added:

The new facility is vital for this stretch of the A1 motorway because over 5 service areas and over 200 HGV parking spaces have been lost due to the motorway upgrade. Our new filling station and truck stop provides top-of-the range facilities for HGV drivers, as well other motorists, in a modern and secure environment.”

The facility will include retail facilities, a branded food outlet and Costa Coffee. It will also provide diesel, petrol, AdBlue and gas oil. Once the facility is completed – which is planned to be in September 2014 – it will also be open to the general public.

Clugston Construction is a privately owned building and civil engineering contractor and a member of the Clugston Group, which was established 77 years ago by the current chairman’s father. Operating from regional offices in Leeds Scunthorpe Hebburn Tyne and Wear and Bromsgrove, the company has built a reputation for safely delivering a wide variety of services and projects. It was recently highly commended in the Construction News Contractor of the Year Awards.

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