What: Holiday Inn Express hotel

Where: Cornwall Services, A30 Victoria, Cornwall

The Background:

Cornwall Services is the only major service station on the A30 between Exeter and Penzance.  Phase 1 opened in 2014 and includes a BP filling station, an amenity building offering a range of food and drink concessions (both the big brands you would expect and also new start-ups specialising in Cornish food), a Clip n Climb and soft play centre, toilets, washroom facilities for HGV drivers and dedicated parking areas for cars, HGVs and coaches. It has proved hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

Phase 2 of the scheme has now commenced and sees the addition of a 71 bedroom hotel, with bar and breakfast area.

The Development:

The hotel will be a franchise of Holiday Inn Express and will be the first of its kind in Cornwall. Its location at the halfway point of the A30 between Exeter and Penzance, make it a handy stop-off for a wide range of both leisure and business travellers.

The Result:

The hotel build started in August 2018 and is estimated to take a year. It will be open to the public in autumn 2019.