Extra MSA
Company typePrivate
HeadquartersBeaconsfield, England, UK
Area served

Extra MSA Services Ltd is a company that operates nine motorway service stations in England, mainly on primary routes. It is based at Beaconsfield services, previously being in the centre of Lincoln. It is also known as Extra MSA Forecourts Ltd.

Many of the brands at Extra locations including M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee and Greggs are operated by Moto, the UK's largest service area operator and Extra's biggest competitor.

Market position

Extra is the fourth largest service station operator in the UK behind Moto (1st), Welcome Break (2nd) and RoadChef (3rd). It came into operation after the government deregulated motorway services to encourage more competition and its first site opened in December 2000, at Cambridge. Peterborough opened in January 2001 and Baldock in July 2001.[citation needed]


Service stations

Leeds Skelton Lake Services

Extra developed its first three service stations at a cost of £60 million. The parent company was set up in 1992 by Stephen Spouge, who is now Chairman. Its service stations are designed by Nash and Partners of West Sussex.[2] The fuel reservoirs are built by WEFCO of Gainsborough. It originally planned 17 service stations and currently operates a total of nine service stations, and two petrol stations at competitor owned sites:

Petrol stations with basic services

Future stations

The most recent station to open was at Leeds Skelton Lake in March 2020. Future sites plan to maximise areas of the road system that have few service areas, and will be developed by Swayfields Ltd, who own the Extra company.

Service stations due to open:

Proposed stations:



Coffee houses

Retail outlets

Petrol stations


See also


  1. ^ Taken from Motorway Services Online
  2. ^ "Motorway Service Areas" Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine, Nashandpartners.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2011
  3. ^ "Sheffield Motorway Service Area". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ "M25 West MSA". Extra MSA. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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