Costa eyeing up Wellingborough site for new drive-thru

Applications have been submitted for a Costa Coffee drive-thru and branded advertising for the site

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 15th April 2021, 7:00 am

Coffee giant Costa could soon be opening a new drive-thru in Wellingborough

An application for 24 advertisements displaying the Costa Coffee branding, including a totem advertisement, has been submitted for a proposed drive-thru in the town.

This advertisement consent application relates to a separate, associated planning application for the erection of a Costa Coffee drive thru unit land within the existing Carpetright/B&M Home Store car park at Wellingborough's Victoria Retail Park.

How one of the new signs proposed for Costa Coffee would look

Documents submitted as part of the advertising application say: "On behalf of Triple Jersey Limited, we are pleased to submit this application seeking consent to display advertisements associated with the full planning application for the erection of a Class A1/A3 drivethru coffee shop together with associated external customer seating, screened refuse store, and landscaping at the above site address."

The Northants Telegraph contacted Costa for a comment and a spokesman said: "We can confirm that a planning application has been submitted, but we can’t share any further details at this time regarding the Costa Coffee drive-thru store in Wellingborough at the Victoria Retail Park."

Wellingborough already has Costa branches in Market Street and the Swansgate Shopping Centre as well as numerous outlets which serve Costa products at locations including petrol stations and convenience stores across the town.

The planning application for the drive-thru unit says if the proposal is approved, it would create a total of 11 full time equivalent positions, including two full-time management roles and up to 20 part-time contracts varying from eight hours up to 35 hours per week.

The proposed site for the new drive-thru Costa Coffee in Wellingborough

More details about the advertising application for the Victoria Retail Park are available by clicking here.

Both the advertising and the planning application will be decided by North Northamptonshire Council, which recently replaced Wellingborough Council.

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