Leeds Skelton Lake – M1 J45

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The Location

Leeds Skelton Lake Services M1 J45, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS9 0AS.

Located at J45 of the M1 approximately 2 miles east of Leeds city centre. Leeds Skelton Lake combines world-class design with an exciting new range of popular food and drink, retail and leisure brands, some of whom are opening sites for the first time on the UK motorway network.

The Brands

Take a break, refuel, and enjoy something to eat and drink at Sourced Market, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Nando's, Pizza Express, Harry Ramsden, LEON, Pasty Shop, Chopstix, Tortilla, Urban Express, Upper Crust, Quicksilver, Spar, Texaco Fuel Filling Station & Ramada Hotel.

The Facilities

The parking areas will include ample easy to use facilities and be separately allocated for cars/light vehicles, caravans/trailers, coaches, motorcycles, bicycles and lorries.

On site there will be: 550 car parking spaces, including 30 disabled parking bays, 50 lorry parking spaces, 12 Coach spaces, 12 Caravan spaces, 12 Motorcycle spaces, 12 Cycle spaces.

The disabled parking bays are situated adjacent to the main building entrance, providing easy access to on-site amenities, with no carriageway crossing required. Parking is free for the first three hours with competitive charges applying for longer stays.

No matter what time of day or night you’re travelling, you’ll find our Texaco fuel filling station open 24/7, 365 days a year where you will find low cost motorway fuel and Texaco Supreme 99 Performance⁺. As well as fuel for your car, you’ll find a range of food and beverage offers, including a wide selection of hot and cold snacks including quality food to go from Spar Daily Deli and great coffee from Costa along with all those essential motoring items you may need.

The Texaco Fuel Filling Station will also provide a separate Forecourt for HGVs. The overall attractively designed and nationally ‘branded’ facility will enable all vehicles to quickly

refuel, providing an efficient ‘grab and go’ pitstop-style opportunity for those not having sufficient time to also visit the Food Court Building.

The Ramada 100-bedroom hotel will provide the perfect place to rest, relax and recuperate after a long day on the road. Including a Restaurant & Gym.

As a gateway site to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone, the modern business centre will provide a perfect location for business meetings, work stations and other facilities while on the move.

Our spacious washroom and WC facilities include free showers and are ideal should you wish for more than a simple wash and brush up after a long day, or night, on the road. There will be a full standard Changing Places facility in accordance with the overall objectives of Highway England and the MSA sector, in addition to other Disability/Accessible WC facilities.

We know how important it is to take a break when on a family journey. Leeds Skelton Lake Services will have a number of outdoor seating areas giving you the chance to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on warmer days. New pathways will link through to a safe play area for children, while those of you wanting to stretch your legs will be able to walk through the attractively landscaped grounds.

With Free, no subscription Super-fast Fibre public WiFi inside an out, you can safely browse or work whenever & wherever you are.

The experience

Leeds Skelton Lake Services will be the ideal place to stop for a break from a journey on the Motorway Network, providing the opportunity to relax with an excellent overall customer experience, as well as selecting from an extensive range of complementary popular and iconic ‘brands’.T he high-quality, innovative building design features sweeping and exposed long-span timber beams with an undulating ‘Living Green Roof’, which ties the building into the natural landscape, providing extensive natural light together with meeting high environmental standards on ‘sustainability’.

At upper floor level, accessible by Lift and a ‘feature’ staircase, there will be a RSPB Visitor Centre and Viewing Deck within the Food Court Building, with extensive views across Skelton Lake and the surrounding countryside.

Whilst visiting the Leeds Skelton Lake MSA, wildlife enthusiasts and visitors in general can enjoy the surrounding habitats and gain helpful information on the local animal and plant life. Harnessing the beauty of the natural landscape which surrounds the MSA is a key priority for Extra, working in conjunction with Leeds City Council, the RSPB and other local environmental groups to ensure visitors have the best experience when visiting the Lake.

The local area surrounding Leeds Skelton Lake is rich in wildlife, with woodland, lakes and open pasture all on our doorstep. The nearby St Aidan’s Nature Reserve is a stunning park to explore, home to an array of wild plants and animals, including bitterns, avocets, black terns, skylarks and meadow pipits. With a variety of pathways of varying lengths to explore, Leeds Skelton Lake and the local area is a great place for families and passers-by to enjoy the outdoors, stop for a bite to eat and stretch your legs on a long journey. Whether you’re on foot or on your bike, visitors can enjoy the vibrant, colourful plants and thriving birdlife whilst unwinding in a stress-free environment.

Through new landscaping and improved pathways, we are promoting a ‘green corridor’ through Leeds Skelton Lake Services and beyond. The provision of new and additional walking routes, cycle paths and nature trails will provide an excellent opportunity to link Leeds Skelton Lake up to other routes in the area, including the popular Wykebeck Way. The Motorway Service Area will provide an additional much desired stop off point on the journey from Roundhay Park to Temple Newsam House, with ample easily accessible cycle parking facilities available on-site. As part of the Aire Valley Green Infrastructure Network, Leeds Skelton Lake Services will make a substantial contribution to facilitating the promotion of the countryside of East Leeds for residents and visitors to enjoy.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.


Leeds Skelton Lake – M1 J45


Extra’s Service Areas offer a full range of facilities and one of the widest choices of major international and popular retail & food and beverage ‘brands’ on the Motorway Network.