Posted: Fri 7th Apr 2023

Construction work starts on new Queensferry Starbucks drive-thru

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Work has got underway this week on a new drive-thru Starbucks in Deeside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The coffee shop is being constructed in the car park area outside Queensferry Asda. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A planning application was submitted in October on behalf of EG Group Limited, owned by the billionaire Issa brothers who bought the Asda supermarket chain from its US owner Walmart in 2020. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The plans were approved in December by Flintshire County Council. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new Starbucks will occupy a section of the car park which was previously used for Asda’s click and collect service, opposite the petrol station. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

According to the plans, the new development covering 185 square metres will include an inside seating area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A number of full and part-time jobs will be created as a result of the development, EG Group has said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The planning document states: “The site of the proposed drive-thru development forms part of the Asda store and is situated in the eastern end of the store car park, which is currently used for car parking and circulation and includes the customer click and collect kiosk.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The proposed development comprises the redevelopment of part of the Asda car park to provide one single-storey building for the sale of hot drinks, with a ‘drive-thru’ lane, together with associated car and cycle parking, and refuse storage.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A similar size drive-thru Starbucks at an Asda store near Manchester/

Vehicular access to the unit can be ascertained from Aston Road to the west – through the Asda car park – or from Chester Road East via the car park entrance on this road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“There is an existing footpath link from Chester Road East which links into the pedestrian concourse around the proposed drive-thru before leading on to the main Asda store.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The drive-thru lane is segregated from the car park circulation to ensure it does not impede circulation within the car park. There will be consequent alterations to facilitate the internal circulation within the car park.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The ‘drive-thru’ lane encircles the proposed building in a clockwise direction, with drivers placing their orders shortly after entering the ‘drive-thru’ lane by way of a speaker post situated on the eastern side of the building and then collecting their orders from a ‘pick-up’ window on the southern elevation.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

According to the planning officer’s report, one letter was received from a local resident concerned about waste disposal and litter. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Planning Officer Jenni Perkins said in her report: “It is proposed that CCTV will be installed to discourage antisocial behaviour in the vicinity of the unit.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Furthermore, the unit’s operational procedures will require regular litter picking patrols to be undertaken three times a day to maintain the quality of the local environment.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Litter bins will be provided outside the restaurant and will carry anti-littering symbols to encourage customers to dispose of litter responsibly.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

No date has been given for when the new Starbucks will open. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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