Work begins on Starbucks drive-thru at Europarc

Work begins on Starbucks drive-thru at Europarc

Construction has begun on a Starbucks drive-thru café at Europarc, the premier business location on the south bank of the Humber.

The world’s most popular coffee house will serve the growing community of workers and visitors to developer Wykeland Group’s Europarc business park in Grimsby.

The 1,800 sq ft, single storey drive-thru and eat-in café will have additional external seating and 22 car parking spaces, including four electric vehicle charging bays.

Construction work has now begun, with the facility expected to open its doors this summer.

Having successfully taken the Starbucks facility through the planning process, securing approval from North East Lincolnshire Council, Wykeland has sold the site to property and development company Burney Group, which will deliver and let the café to Starbucks franchise K Beverage.

Wykeland Group Development Director Jonathan Stubbs at the site of a Starbucks drive-thru café now under construction at Wykeland’s Europarc business park in Grimsby.

Wykeland Development Director Jonathan Stubbs said: “The arrival of Starbucks will add to the appeal of Europarc and provide a high quality new facility for employees and visitors to enjoy.

“Europarc is firmly established as the location of choice on the south bank of the Humber for leading businesses and we continue to see strong demand from companies keen to invest on site.

“Having worked closely with Burney Group in securing planning approval, we’re delighted to have concluded a deal to sell the land, which enables the new Starbucks drive-thru café to be taken forward and delivered.

“Burney Group has a proven track record of delivering high-quality roadside retail developments of this kind across the UK, including a number of other Starbucks drive-thrus. They share our commitment to job creation and economic development and it’s been a pleasure to work with them on this project.”

Developed and owned by Wykeland, Europarc has more than 800,000 sq ft of high-quality business space, with over 2,500 people employed on site.

Blue chip occupiers include supermarket giant Morrisons, Humber Seafood Institute, Ultimate Packaging, the Hain Daniels Group and 2 Sisters Food Group. 

Founded with a single store in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks now welcomes millions of customers through its doors in more than 50 countries. Starbucks’ fast-growing drive-thru format is focused on prominent locations on the road network with commercial and leisure facilities nearby. 

Starbucks will complement other food and drink options at Europarc, including the Beechwood Farm Greene King pub and The Grind café.

A similar Starbucks facility to the one now under construction at Wykeland Group’s Europarc business park. The drive-thru café will be delivered by Burney Group and let to Starbucks franchise K Beverage. Picture: Burney Group.

Burney Group was founded in 1997 by Managing Director Daren Burney, who has more than four decades of real estate experience. The family business specialises in the drive-thru and hotel sectors, retaining what it builds and develops for its own property portfolio.

Burney Group has delivered a number of significant developments across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, including a Starbucks drive-thru café on Clough Road in Hull, as well as a neighbouring Greggs shop and a self-storage facility.

Burney Group developed and owns a 76-bed Travelodge hotel and adjacent food outlets, including a Burger King and Costa Coffee, next to Boston United Football Club’s ground in the Lincolnshire town.

The family-run business has also secured planning permission for an 80-bed Travelodge hotel and Starbucks café on Skegness seafront in Lincolnshire, which it hopes to bring forward in 2024.

Mr Burney said: “The new Starbucks at Europarc will provide a very welcome additional facility for both employees working on the business park and people passing the site.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Wykeland Group on this project and we’ve enjoyed a strong and productive relationship with them throughout. Wykeland are a company that has made a huge impact across the region and Europarc is a perfect example of the value their developments add.”

Pictures: Neil Holmes Photography.

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