Date Posted: 21-07-2016
Sarn Park motorway services is to reopen on Monday July 25 (7am) – following a £6.5 million development project – with the creation of 30 new jobs.
The service area on the M4 (junction 36) has been closed since November 2015 for the first major redevelopment of the services since opening in 1986. It will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and managed by General Manager Rob Thomas, who will head a team of 50 staff in total.
Chris Elmore MP and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cherie Jones, will officially open Sarn Park at 12 noon on Friday August 5.
The new look service area will feature a new Starbucks Café, Starbucks Drive-Thru plus a refurbished Burger King and WH Smith.
When visiting Sarn Park customers can either take a well-earned rest from the road in comfortable surroundings, whilst enjoying a large, multi-screen video wall, soft seating and booth seating. Along with free Wi-Fi and charging sockets to keep all phones, tablets and laptops fully topped up.
Or they can grab a quick coffee and pastry from the state of the art Starbucks Drive-Thru which is open 24 hours a day.
Other features include new wash rooms and new shower facilities, plus a unisex baby changing area, as well as a specially-adapted Changing Places space for adults with disabilities and those who are unable to use standard accessible toilets.
Welcome Break have also provided chargers for TESLA electric cars.
The service area will also offer customers Collect+, a Click & Collect service, located at the WH Smith outlet. Welcome Break and Collect+ will bring more than 300 retail brands, including John Lewis, M&S, Top Shop, House of Fraser and Amazon, to your doorstep via the Click & Collect facility.
Additionally there is a Deli-2-Go in the forecourt, offering a wide range of hot and cold food and drink, 24/7.
Welcome Break Chief Executive Officer, Rod McKie, said: “The investment in Sarn Park highlights our commitment to the region.
“We are confident that our customers will welcome the new-look services and that it will be a great asset to the area.
“Our General Manager Rob Thomas and his excellent team are committed to offering customers the best experience possible when they visit Sarn Park.”