Keele services

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Keele Services
Keele Services.jpg
The main building.
Keele services is located in Staffordshire
Keele services
Keele services (Staffordshire)
County: Staffordshire
Road: M6
Coordinates: 52°59′38″N 2°17′26″W / 52.99387°N 2.29048°W / 52.99387; -2.29048Coordinates: 52°59′38″N 2°17′26″W / 52.99387°N 2.29048°W / 52.99387; -2.29048
Operator: Welcome Break
Date opened: 1963[1]
Website: Welcome Break

Keele services is a motorway service station, between junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 motorway near Keele in England. Operated by Welcome Break, it was built in 1963 and was designed by Terence Verity of Verity Associates.

The nearest towns are Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Close by is Keele University, which has the largest university campus in Europe.[citation needed] It is possible to walk and drive from the University grounds to the Service Station, and this has been a popular route for students.

Keele services in 1996

Both sides of the site have Shell petrol stations, W H Smith and Starbucks. There are KFC and Burger King restaurants on the bridge over the motorway.

On 27 August 1984, a fire ripped through the service station bridge at Keele, between its two bases, but there were no injuries.[2] There was a plan for a hotel to be built here but this never happened.







  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 16 February 2009
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Welcome Break - Service Station -Keele". Welcome Break. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Driving Pit Stop - Find Highway and Motorway services". Archived from the original on 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 

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