This service area fronts the southbound carriageway of the M5 motorway between junctions 7 and 8 with the nearest large town being Evesham. Junction 8 is the M50 motorway spur leading to Ross-on-Wye.
The service area is midway between Birmingham and the major junction at Bristol with the M4 motorway. It is one of three service areas on this section of the motorway including Birmingham South (Frankley) to the north and Michaelwood to the south.
The service area comprises a single site of approximately 14.5 acres with direct access to the southbound M5 motorway. Access is available to the separate northbound site (not owned by Towngate PLC) via private rear staff and emergency exit to adjacent roads and a bridge over the motorway. The parking facilities on the site have been extended in recent years to cover the whole of the land area and parking is available for cars with caravans, heavy goods vehicles and private cars.
The property comprises: 300 seat cafeteria, 38 seat café continental, 52 seat fast food area, retail shop, games arcade, shop/kiosk, cash machines, payphones. The property also includes kitchen areas, and there is a separate garage building with its own self contained parking area accommodating 12 vehicles plus rear service yard. A petrol filling station also occupies space within the site and this extends to 17,410 sq ft.