Extra MSA, based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the UK’s fourth largest provider of motorway service stations. The company operates 10 sites in England, mainly on primary routes, from Leeds in Yorkshire to Cullompton in Devon.
We had previously worked with Extra when it was planning the 60-acre Skelton Lake Services, on the M1, just outside Leeds, which opened in March 2020. Then, we designed and delivered a community engagement programme that helped local young people develop employability skills and gain a better understanding of career pathways into the built environment sector. Our project also helped the young people understand the environmental impact of construction in their area and influence elements of the development, through their input and feedback.