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Major investment in Electric Vehicle Charging to reduce our carbon footprint.

450 full time jobs created and 800 during


Increases road safety by reducing the current 44-mile gap between existing services at Cobham and South Mimms.


Enhancement and improvement of local biodiversity habitats and extensive tree planting.


  1. Amenity building

  2. Traditional forecourt

  3. Drive thru coffee 

  4. Drive thru food

  5. Hotel 

  6. Main car park

  7. Staff parking 

  8. HGV parking

  9. Central plaza / dog walking

  10. Coach parking

  11. Caravan parking

  12. EV parking

  13. HGV Amenity building

  14. Staff and Emergency access

  15. Bridleway  

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Location Map​

A4007, Slough Rd



Our proposal 

  • Welcome Break intends to create a new state-of-the-art Motorway Service Area (MSA) which will be the first facility of its type to have the capacity to supply charging for electric vehicles to 100% of its parking spaces.​

  • The proposed new motorway service station on the M25, located in the Colne Valley, between the M40 and M4, is needed to improve motorway safety by reducing the current 44 mile gap between existing services at Cobham and South Mimms, which is more than Highways England’s recommended safe limit of 28 miles or 30 minute drive.

  • The project will create 450 new full time jobs, and over 800 during construction, along with local supply chain opportunities during the construction and operation of the Services.

  • The MSA will initially provide up to 100 open access Electric Vehicle (EV) parking and charging facilities for the rapid charging of all EV types , powered by 100% sustainable energy sources. Over time as EV adoption grows the charging capacity will expand further to meet it and to further reduce carbon footprint.

  • The proposed service area will have provision for over 1300 car parking spaces and over 200 HGV spaces with ample provision for all other vehicle types and road users. A hotel is also being proposed for motorway users. Neighbourhood security is a top priority for Welcome Break and the site perimeter will have a security fence and be covered by 24/7 CCTV cameras.



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Entry Boulevard
Entry Boulevard
Main Amenity Building
Main Amenity Building
Amenity Entrance
Amenity Entrance
Plaza area
Plaza area
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Call us on  Freephone

0800 144 8906 

(open between 9am and

5pm Monday to Friday)

Contact us

You can contact us about the proposed development by either:

By emailing us:,


Submitting your comments

on the form below​.

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Audience and Lecturer

Welcome Break will also be hosting webinar presentations

where we will present our proposals and you will be able to put your questions to the Welcome Break team.  

The webinars will be held on the two below dates. If you wish to attend, please click on the desired date to book your place:

Thursday 26th November 2020, 5:30pm

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 5:30pm

Public consultation



Landscape Strategy preview
Landscape Strategy preview
Visual Sections preview
Visual Sections preview
Bridleway Section preview
Bridleway Section preview
Public Leaflet
Public Leaflet