Motorway Service Areas – Tranche 1

In September 2006, the National Roads Authority announced that it would become directly involved in the provision of on-line service areas on motorways and high quality dual carriageways. Tranche 1 of the Motorway Service areas consisted of building three motorway service areas (MSAs) - at M1 North (near Castlebellingham); M1 South (near Lusk); and on the M4 (near Enfield) – as part of the Tranche 1 MSA Project. As part of the contract it was agreed that the NRA would contribute to the capital costs of building the MSAs, while the PPP company would be solely responsible for funding the ongoing operation and maintenance costs during the 25-year concession period. As part of the contract a provision was made for annual minimum underwritten revenue share payments to be made by the PPP company to the NRA.
In 2009 the NRA entered into the PPP contract with the Superstop consortium (comprising Petrogas Group Ltd., Top Oil and Pierse Group).


Contract Award DateContract Awarded toPPP TypeGovernment ProgrammeStatus
October 2009 Superstop Limited Motorway Service Area Infrastructure Stimulus Programme 2012 &
Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021
Opened October 2010