New Starbucks cafe and drive-thru in Telford could create 25 jobs

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | Business | Published:

More than two dozen jobs could be created under plans to open a new Starbucks cafe and drive-thru in Telford.

Plans have been lodged with Telford & Wrekin Council to build the new coffee shop on a site to the south of the Trench Lock roundabout.

If approved, it is expected to create eight full-time and 17 part-time roles.

Currently on the site is a KFC drive-thru and parking facilities.

A report submitted with the plans says: "The proposed development will consist of a single Starbucks unit with a drive through circulating around the building to the south east.

"The unit will have a gross floor area of 207.9 sq.m (inclusive of external enclosed bin store) and a gross internal area of 167 sq.m.

"It is proposed to provide 21 parking spaces, including two spaces for disabilities and two order waiting bays.

"Deliveries will be made using the existing delivery bay to the east of the KFC unit.

"There are no proposed access changes that would preclude the existing arrangement from functioning normally.


"Likely delivery times will be within trading hours outside of peak trading times."

Opening hours are to be determined, however it is expected that they will be between 7am and 10pm.

The plans state that the proposed development could create up to 25 jobs.

The report continued: "The building will have an attractive and modern appearance.


"It will have a grey mono-pitched roof above exposed timber rafters.

"The walls will be clad in dark metal sheets with timber accent panels on the front elevation, on the service windows and bin stores.

"The front elevation will be fully predominately glazed with dark metal frames.

"A tall pillar will be incorporated into the building which will be clad in grey clay facing bricks.

"Advertisement consent will be sought for necessary features following approval of this planning application."

Existing rights of away and pedestrian access will be maintained, with a safe pedestrian crossing provided to the north of the unit crossing the drive-through lane.

Bin stores and condensers are expected to be kept locked and contained within a fenced compound attached to the proposed building.

A decision on the proposals is expected to be made by Telford & Wrekin Council in the upcoming months.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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