In a new LinkedIn post, we learn that Architectural & interior design studio BDAI is currently engaged in the development of a major Highway Service Centre located 10km north of Albury City Centre in New South Wales.
This Service Station is not your regular servo, as the designers have been tasked with conceiving one of the biggest EV charging locations in the Australia.
The envisioned facility will host an impressive array of amenities, featuring 28 EV charging stations, 48 fuel bays for conventional vehicles, and 6 specialised bays capable of servicing B-triple transports.
Additionally, it will encompass a convenience store and six food tenancies, including national fast-food brands, two of which will incorporate drive-thru services.
The complex is meticulously planned to encompass well-appointed dining facilities and amenities, including a mezzanine to cater for an EV lounge and a designated area for truckers to relax while overlooking the expansive and inviting dining expanse.
The site covers approximately 43,600m², boasting a substantial 213km frontage along the Hume Highway – the main driving route between Melbourne and Sydney.
The preliminary stages of planning are currently in progress.
•BDAI Danielle, Matthews & Peter
•Address Hume Highway – Albury
•Description Highway Service Centre (Melbourne Bound)
•Period – September 2023 – Current
While there are no brands explicitly called out, in some of the renders it shows the BP logo and colour scheme.
BP Pulse is a growing EV charging network in Australia, adding to the charging locations for Australia’s growing fleet of electric vehicles.
As someone who lives in Albury Wodonga, I’m glad to see this strategic location playing host to large-scale infrastructure to support the future of transportation.