A new drive-thru Costa Coffee could be on its way to a Derby retail park creating up to 20 jobs.
Plans have been submitted to Derby City Council to create the outlet on the car park at the Meteor Centre.
According to planning documents submitted to the authority, it would be sited near the Mansfield Road entrance to the retail park, close to an existing KFC drive-thru.
Covering an area of around 1,800 sq ft, it would be sited on the retail park’s existing car park – reducing the number of spaces from 638 to 627.
And according to the application, the venture would create the equivalent of 20 full-time jobs. If given the go-ahead, it would trade from 5am to 11pm, seven days a week.
The Meteor Centre, which has 12 retail outlets, plus a McDonalds, KFC and an Aldi, is currently home to a number of big name retailers. These include B&M Bargains, The Range, Bensons for Beds, DFS and Pets at Home.
At the same time, a separate application has been submitted to the city council to revamp some of the vacant retail units and update the general signage at the retail park.
The revamp plans focus on Units 1, 2 and 2A at the park – two of which are currently vacant. Part of the application involves creating an additional unit, Unit 2B and adding 10,000 sq ft of floor space.
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In planning documents submitted by Urban Edge Architecture, on behalf of the retail park’s owner Meteor SARL, it said that tenants for the revamped units tenants were “currently unconfirmed”.
It said: “The application site is situated within the main retail terrace of the retail park. Much of the retail park has undergone similar treatments to the proposed; however units 1, 2 and 2A on the south of the retail terrace are outdated in their appearance, which is to the detriment of the rest of the retail park.
“The two vacant units also sit between an otherwise occupied terrace, meaning unit 1 is currently isolated from the rest of the retail terrace.”
Source: Derby Telegraph