Huge M25 plans unveiled for two new service stations near Brentwood that would create 400 new jobs and HGV spaces

An aerial view of the works being carried out at junction 28 of the M25 with the A12
An aerial view of the works being carried out at junction 28 of the M25 with the A12 -Credit:National Highways

Huge new plans for a duel "service area of the future" for the M25 in Essex have been unveiled. Moto has unveiled their plans for two new services near Brentwood between junctions 27 and 28 of the M25 which could create 400 new jobs.

The new "best in class" services will comprise twin sites, located on either side of the M25 between the junctions, serving both clockwise and anti-clockwise traffic. The proposals feature twin future-ready sites, including a "low-carbon" transport hub which will extend the EV charging network with around 100 EV charging bays available from day one.

Moto also plan to install solar panels on the roofs of both the car fuel filling station and the HGV fuel filling station to generate renewable energy on-site. Moto said the services between Junctions 27 and 28 will create over 400 local jobs and help to address the "critical shortage" of overnight HGV spaces.

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They said that drivers who are currently forced to park in lay-bys or industrial estates can rest safely without affecting local residents or businesses. Moto believes the stations will deliver around 400 additional HGV spaces.

Jess Lockwood, Property Director at Moto, said: “At Moto, our vision is to transform the UK’s motorway service area experience and lead the transition to green energy on the UK’s strategic road network. Our proposals between Junctions 27 and 28 address immediate safety requirements on the M25.

"But they also look ahead to the future with ambition, providing the greatest number of EV-ready charging places ever delivered on one site, anywhere in the country. We are passionate about making the switch to an electric vehicle easier by reducing range anxiety through capacity, reliability, simplicity and charging speed."

Moto has launched a public consultation at, where residents can find out more and provide feedback via an online feedback form. Moto will also be hosting a public exhibition event, which will take place from 3..30pm to 7..30pm on Monday, May 20 at Noak Hill Victory Hall, Church Rd, Romford, RM4 1LD.