Costa Coffee

Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

Creating a readily awaited drive through coffee shop for the UK’s largest and fastest growing coffee brand

Construction of this new single-storey retail unit comprised steel frame and masonry with metal clad roof and timber clad and rendered façade.

Working next to a live, operational retail unit with shared land ownership necessitated in regular liaison between our Site Manager and the owner of the neighbouring property to minimise any potential disruption to their business.

Additionally, high levels of communication were maintained with the end-user throughout the build to incorporate their fit out requirements and access requirements for their fit out team within our contract programme. This ensured that items such as signage, outdoor furniture and external lighting all conformed to the exacting requirements of the Costa specification.

The new facility is already proving a hit with local commuters offering a super convenient way to buy coffee via the drive through, as well as providing a warm, welcoming and hand-crafted coffee shop for them to sit and enjoy their beverages.

“I spoke to Costa yesterday and they are absolutely delighted with the unit ….. in their words ‘best built unit to date’.”

Stephen J Summerfield MRICS, TDH Estates Limited

  • Client:

    TDH Estates Limited

  • Architect:

    Saunders Architects LLP

  • Programme:

    14 weeks