A Costa drive-thru could be rolling into a new retail park in Fulwood.
Plans for the coffee shop come after a 7,000-square metre site development was granted planning permission by town planners in Preston.
The 1,354-sq metre drive-thru would be located at the roundabout at Oliver’s Place and Eastway – on the site of the former Lancashire Post offices (inset) – if it is given the green light. It is believed that the proposals could bring 15 full-time jobs and would be open on weekdays between 7am and 7pm. It would have an indoor seating area and would also be easily accessible by foot as well as by car.
A planning application has been submitted to Preston City Council by agents Cassidy and Ashton.
Proposals for the overall retail park also include space for a retail warehouse floorspace, a health and fitness club, small kiosks and internal access roads and car parking. The site was allocated for employment generating uses in the Preston Local Plan which was adopted in April 2004.
The Costa drive-thru would be situated close to another business park which includes NHS offices, an Asda, Preston Coroner’s Court, Royal Mail, North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and Homeserve. It is the second Costa Coffee drive-thru planned in the city.Another Costa drive-thru, also designed by Cassidy and Ashton, at Queen’s Retail Park in Preston opened in 2017.
Costa is the second largest coffee chain in the world, and the largest in the UK.