Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area

Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area

Key Facts

Year Completed





Extra MSA

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating


Positioned in the middle of Burtley Wood, just off Junction 2 on the M40, this picturesque setting was the ideal location for a Motorway Service Area (MSA). As lead designers for the off-site works, BWB's involvement was to develop a suitable junction layout that met the needs of the proposed development, whilst maintaining the required reserve capacity on the local and strategic road networks.

Following completion of the detailed highways and traffic signal design, BWB prepared the tender documentation including the preparation of a full bill of quantities, specification and also appraised returned tenders. Subsequently BWB then undertook the role of Engineer, administering the Contract under I.C.E. 5th as well as providing part-time supervision for the duration of the 12 month construction period.

Buckinghamshire County Council were so impressed by BWB's performance on this project that we were added to the council's select list of approved consultants.

Key Challenges

- Designing a MOVA traffic signal system which maximised capacity on the road network but minimised journey times between the motorway and the MSA

- Developing a signage scheme for directing motorists to and from the MSA without compromising the effectiveness of the surrounding network signage

- Administering the contract to ensure the works were built to standard, on time and on budget

- Providing an important interface between two highway authorities, the client and the contractor

Client Reference

"BWB is definitely one of the most respectable of consultants that we have had the opportunity to work with. This view is also shared among our Senior Management in line with the joint delivery of one of our most complex of projects to date. The success of the Motorway Services Area at Beaconsfield is a manifestation of your professionalism and commitment to high standards."

BWB Key Contacts

Darren Hodgson
Darren Hodgson
Service Director
Kris James
Kris James
Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area

Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area