Costa drive-thru is latest at Lomondgate

26 Jan 2011

Scotland's first drive-thru Costa Coffee could be on the way at a key site on the A82, not far from Loch Lomond where a Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre restaurant opened this week.

Walker Group and Strathleven Regeneration Company have lodged a planning application for Scotland's first drive-thru Costa Coffee at the £100m Lomondgate development in Dumbarton.

The Lomondgate Partners have submitted a proposal to West Dunbartonshire Council to build a new 1,850 sq ft drive thru, just a short drive away from Loch Lomond.

If successful the new drive-thru is scheduled to open in Autumn 2011 and will form part of the roadside services area of Lomondgate, along with a new Premier Inn Hotel and Malt & Myre restaurant, which have just opened.  The major mixed-use development will also feature more than 300 new homes, a 20 acre Business Park and accommodate BBC Scotland and Aggreko.

John Menzies of retail and leisure letting agents Cushman & Wakefield said: "You could not get a better location for a Costa Coffee than the Lomondgate site which is adjacent to the A82, the main link from the Central Scotland with the West Highlands and one of the busiest trunk roads in Scotland.

"Costa Coffee will provide a welcome stop-off point for tourists travelling to and from Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, as well as a key attraction for those who will be working at the business park, residents of the new homes at Lomondgate and workers at Aggreko and BBC Scotland.

"The fact that Whitbread has chosen Lomondgate not only for its new Premier Inn and Malt & Myre restaurant but also to trial the drive-thru Costa concept in Scotland speaks volumes about the quality of the location."

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