Ambitious plans were recently revealed for new services on the M56 in Tatton.
The services are an 80/20 partnership between Westmorland Family and the Tatton Estate, which manages a portfolio of developments where the site is proposed.
Glenn Howells Architects, the company who came up with the unique design was also behind the famed Gloucester Services on the M5, which has won awards for its unique, nature-inspired design.
CheshireLive has put together a gallery of the M5 Gloucester Services to give motorists an idea of what the new Tatton Services could look like.
The plans for Tatton include a ‘fuel barn’, rather than a traditional fuel forecourt, along with a farmshop and kitchen instead of traditional motorway service buildings.
Upon entering the services, motorists will see the ‘fuel barn’ that will ‘bear no resemblance’ to a traditional fuelling area, according to the the website showcasing the services.
Instead, the area will be ‘multi-functional’ and will include a drive-thru, a cafe and a shop for HGV customers and ‘time-short’ car customers.
54 electric vehicle charging points are also be included in the designs, along with the capacity to increase the number of charging points when required.
The primary building, which will house the farmshop and kitchen, will be constructed of timber, with local Cheshire produce sold in the shop.
Customers will enter the area through an enclosed outdoor space where herbs, plants and fruits will be grown.