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Costa Coffee drives in to perk up Glasshoughton growth

Pictured are Lee Barnes from Stainforth and Arun Mistry from Wykeland

Construction has begun on a new drive thru coffee shop at one of Yorkshire’s prime mixed-use development sites.

The project is the latest investment by leading Yorkshire commercial property developer ’s at the company’s G@Glasshoughton development off Junction 32 of the M62 in .

G@Glasshoughton comprises four development sites covering a total of 24 acres close to multi-use attraction Xscape, the Junction 32 outlet shopping centre and a host of other business, and leisure facilities.

Wykeland has already successfully developed two of the four parcels of land, including the 200,000 sq ft Really Useful Box manufacturing and warehousing facility, and the £1.1m Costa Coffee scheme continues the company’s phased approach to realising the potential of the sites.

The 1,800 sq ft drive thru is being built at a prominent location next to the Wakefield College campus and an Asda supermarket and is scheduled to be complete in January 2019.

A further three acres of development land is available in the same location, with plots of up to 20,000 sq ft ready for trade park and light industrial uses.

Wykeland is also marketing a nearby eight-acre site for manufacturing and distribution uses. The site can accommodate a development of up to 130,000 sq ft or can be sub-divided for smaller facilities.

Wykeland project manager Arun Mistry said: “The Costa Coffee drive thru continues Glasshoughton’s successful evolution as a major centre for commercial, retail and leisure development.

“Glasshoughton enjoys a superb, highly-visible and well-connected location, with more than five million people within one hour’s drive time.

“Our development sites are just two minutes from Junction 32 and benefit from proximity to the extensive facilities and amenities in the area.

“With 11 acres still available for development, we’re keen to hear from businesses looking for the perfect location for manufacturing, light industrial, storage and distribution uses. We can develop for occupiers to rent or provide turnkey opportunities for owner occupiers.”

Costa Coffee is the ’s favourite coffee retailer, with more than 2,400 coffee shops in the . The Glasshoughton opening will be the latest in Costa Coffee’s fast-growing network of drive thru outlets.

Caroline Midgley, Acquisition Manager, Costa Coffee, said: “We’re excited to have started construction work on this brand new drive thru Costa Coffee store, bringing significant investment to the local area.

“With the opening planned for early next year, we look forward to progressing the development and beginning recruitment for 18-20 new jobs in the coming months.”

, of Shipley, West Yorkshire, is delivering the build.

Lee Barnes, a Partner of Stainforth Construction, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this project, to build a Costa Coffee drive thru in Glasshoughton.

“We have already completed Costa Coffee drive thrus in Sheffield, Reading, Wakefield and Bolton so this continues a successful relationship. It’s always a pleasure to work with Wykeland Group and Costa Coffee and we look forward to handing over another successful project.”

Hull-based Wykeland has a £250m development pipeline across Yorkshire and the Humber and is delivering some of the region’s most significant schemes.

As a long-standing and trusted regeneration partner of the public and private sectors, Wykeland is working in a joint venture with Beal Homes to deliver the £80m regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market quarter, in partnership with Hull City Council. The Fruit Market transformation is creating Hull’s first urban village, bringing together retail, leisure, commercial and residential uses.

Wykeland has also forged a partnership with Hambleton District Council to deliver the £17m Treadmills scheme to redevelop the former Northallerton Prison site in . Treadmills is Northallerton’s most significant regeneration scheme for decades and will include three new retail units, managed workspaces, restaurants, a cinema and public events area.

Other flagship Wykeland schemes including the fast-growing Bridgehead business park close to the Humber Bridge; the @TheDock waterfront development in Hull’s Fruit Market, which features the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub; the Flemingate mixed-use regeneration scheme in Beverley, East Yorkshire; and the Meltonwest business park, west of Hull.

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