A new Costa Drive Thru is opening in east Hull - and it will create 20 jobs
Artists visuals of the Costa site on Littlefair Road, Hull
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Costa coffee will be opening a new drive thru café in east Hull next year which will create 20 jobs.
Planning permission has been granted for the Costa Drive Thru store at a new business park site being developed on Littlefair Road, off Hedon Road.
The location, which will also be the home of a new commercial property development, was purchased as a derelict site in 2015 by Beverley-based developers Tradepark.
The Costa store will be also be accompanied by a terrace of nine commercial business units, but other businesses to open at the site have not yet been confirmed.
The Costa store, alongside units currently being marketed by the developers, is expected to open in late 2018.
Mark Butters, director at Tradepark Ltd, said: “After buying the site two years ago, we negotiated pre-let agreement with Costa and submitted planning six months ago.
“It’s exciting that our plans are finally coming to fruition and that we have such a well-known brand committed to the development.
“The location of this new business park is fantastic. More than 30,000 vehicles travel on Hedon Road every day and we will be at the heart of some of the city’s thriving industrial areas, close to Green Port Hull and the ferry terminal.”
The commercial units at the new business park will range from 1,200sq ft to 12,000sq ft with mezzanine floors on the two-acre site opposite the entrance to the P&O ferry terminal.
Caroline Midgely, acquisition manager at Costa Coffee, said: “As the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, we are delighted to be opening a brand new drive thru store on Hedon Road Business Park, bringing 20 new jobs to the local area.
“We are looking forward to being an active part of the local community when the store opens early next year, getting involved with events; providing the store as a meeting place and helping with fundraising.”
Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for regeneration, investment and planning at Hull City Council, said: “We continue to see new evidence of Hull’s growing economic strength. It’s a reflection of confidence in the city’s future that we have another formerly derelict site being redeveloped.
“It’s also telling that the first tenant here is one which will be there to serve other businesses yet to take up units – this national coffee chain clearly has no doubt that it will soon be joined by other businesses.
“The location of this development is fantastic and it will be a welcome addition to the city’s expanding commercial sector.”