We have completed extensive infrastructure works for the new Leeds Skelton Lake Services for Extra MSA Group, situated at Junction 45 of the M1 in West Yorkshire.
A new 40,000m3 earth embankment has been created, raising the level of the existing site upon which a new dual carriageway and roundabout have been constructed. This new highway has also been connected to the existing motorway gyratory via a new signalised junction. Existing highways Pontefract Lane and Knowsthorpe Lane have been diverted onto the new carriageway as part of the works. Additionally, new services have provided new drainage, utilities and street lighting facilities.
On adjacent land, the new highway extensive earthworks cut/fill operations have been completed generating a development platform for the new motorway service area, fuel filling station and car parking which will be developed in a second phase.
Throughout the project, we worked with CHY Consultancy to accommodate fifteen students from Leeds College of Building for work experience in a variety of on-site roles. These gave students invaluable experiences of a live construction site, supporting their theoretical college work. Feedback showed 93% of students said the experience helped prepare them for the world of work and some students have since requested further placements on site.
I just wanted to say thank you on a successful work placement programme. The students have had access to valuable work experience with you on-site at Leeds Skelton Lake Service which is amazing. Thank you again for all your help in organising and facilitating these placements, hopefully, the students can use this experience when applying for roles in the construction industry.
Katie Hardisty, Work Placement Officer, Leeds College of Building
When complete the new Leeds Skelton Lake Services will significantly improve road safety for this section of the Motorway Network and once open, the Services will create approximately 300 new full-time jobs. Works to create the development platform and new highway have taken approximately 11 months to complete, providing safe access and exit for the ongoing construction of the new service area.
From the outset, it has been a pleasure working with Extra MSA Group and their team. All parties involved in the project have worked together, discussing and resolving situations in a collaborative way with all parties working to deliver the best scheme possible.
Ian Gresser, Operations Manager, Henry Boot Construction