On your marks, Markham Vale

Construction is now underway at our fifth Electric Forecourt® in Markham Vale. Located at Junction 29A of the M1, it will provide a world-class charging facility seconds from the M1 and on the edge of the Peak District, giving visitors, local residents and businesses in the wider Derbyshire area the confidence to go electric.

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The ultimate EV charging experience

The Markham Vale Electric Forecourt® will feature 25 High Power chargers, providing up to 350kW – powerful enough to supply up to 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. Additionally, five AC chargers providing up to 22kW, complete the plans. Plans for the facility also feature inspiring areas to work, meet, rest and shop.

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Electrifying the M1 and beyond

The new Electric Forecourt® provides a world-class charging facility seconds from the M1 and on the edge of the Peak District.

It will more than double the number of public chargers in the Chesterfield borough giving local people the confidence to make the switch. The areas around the award-winning Braintree and Norwich Electric Forecourts® have seen an increase in EV registrations, highlighting the benefit of easy and reliable charging in the local community.

Clean energy regeneration former mine

Once one of the UK’s biggest collieries, Markham Vale is now being regenerated into a hub of net zero carbon energy with the development of the Electric Forecourt®.  The new GRIDSERVE facility is part of the flagship Markham Vale redevelopment being delivered by Derbyshire County Council and landlord HBD, part of Henry Boot, creating thousands of new jobs.

Markham Vale Electric Forecourt® features and facilities

  • 30 Medium and High Power electric vehicle chargers
  • Supplied by 100% net zero carbon energy
  • Lounge area with free superfast WiFi
  • Leading UK retail offering
  • Children’s play area
  • EV educational space
  • Pedestrian-friendly and fully accessible

We want to hear from you

While our virtual consultation has now ended, we encourage and welcome feedback from all members of the local community, not just EV drivers. Please get in touch with our team.

How every Electric Forecourt® is developed

Using proprietary geodata, we identify areas of the UK that are most in need of EV charging infrastructure and put together a proposal for the local community to consider.

​​We collate all community feedback, making changes that add value, while monitoring any impacts on traffic, noise and ecology. This plan is then submitted to the local council for consideration.

With planning permission approved, we can begin construction, building both sustainably and quickly while always trying to mitigate any disruption to the local area.

With our EV chargers installed, local staff recruited and retail partners open for business, the filling station of the future is ready to serve, providing affordable sustainable energy.


Construction is now underway and is scheduled to open in late 2024.

You are welcome to send us an email at connect@gridserve.com with the subject line Markham Vale. We will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

The site includes a solar canopy which generates energy to power the retail building.

Yes, we are planning on including a retail and convenience offering to ensure our customers have the best possible dwell time experience. While your car is charging you can enjoy great coffee, tasty food and, of course, a lounge area to relax in.