New Starbucks drive-thru takes shape in Preston

A new Starbucks drive-thru is taking shape in the Morrisons car park at Preston Docks.

By Matthew Calderbank
Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 3:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:41 pm
The new Starbucks drive-thru will open between 5.30am and 11pm,seven days a week
The new Starbucks drive-thru will open between 5.30am and 11pm,seven days a week

The new drive-thru, situated on the eastern edge of the Morrisons car park in Mariner's Way - opposite DFS - was granted planning permission in February 2019.

Construction of the 1,800 sq ft coffee shop has been progressing well during lockdown and its skeleton has now been erected.

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The newStarbucks drive-thru is situated on the eastern edge of the Morrisons car park in Mariner's Way, opposite DFS

- Planning documents state that the new Starbucks will provide 15 jobs, with a mix of full-time and part-time positions.

- It will open between 5.30am and 11pm, seven days a week.

- Morrisons is the franchisee and first submitted its application for planning permission to Preston City Council in October 2018.

When will it open?

The new Starbucks drive-thru is taking shape in the Morrisons car park at Preston Docks

Starbucks and Morrisons are remaining tight-lipped about the new drive-thru and have declined to comment on its opening date.

But the swift progress of construction at the site suggests that work on the new drive-thru is likely to be completed sometime this summer.

A spokesman for Starbucks said: "We are always looking for new locations and opportunities to bring the Starbucks Experience to customers in the UK, but at this time we have no news to share about plans at Mariners Way."

Morrisons has been approached for comment.