Dundee drive-through Starbucks coffee shop and restaurant approved
Plans to create Dundee’s first drive-through coffee shop as well as an adjacent restaurant have been given the green light.
Developers Kilmac will create the two outlets, which will be run as separate businesses, on Fulton Road on the city’s Gourdie Industrial Estate.
The £4.5 million project, which was approved by Dundee City Council’s development and management committee, will see Starbucks UK open its second drive-through outlet in Scotland and a family restaurant and bar operated by Marston’s.
The Fulton Road development is expected to create 60 jobs, with local labour also being used during the construction phase.
Kilmac Group director Derek Ross said: “We are delighted to secure council support for what promises to be an exciting addition to the Dundee commercial scene.
“The committee acknowledged the positive economic benefits that will come from supporting the project, including short term and permanent local employment.
“This development will create around 60 full and part-time jobs, and also offer job security to our local employees.
“The project will also provide an opportunity for Kilmac to invest in trade apprenticeships during the construction phase.
“As a local company we acknowledge the need for the council to protect land earmarked for industrial use but this landlocked site had has been vacant since 1968 and successive marketing attempts over the last 15 years have proved unsuccessful.
“We will be progressing with building warrant and are pencilling-in a start on the Starbucks site in late summer, with an opening envisaged early in 2018.
“Marston’s are experienced operators south of the border within the family restaurant sector and the next stage in the process is securing licence approval.
“The development will provide immediate and long-term benefit to the city.
“Like both Starbucks UK and Marston’s, Kilmac see enormous potential in doing business in Dundee.”
“That is why we are counting down to the opening of our new £1m office at Delta House on the Technology Park.”
Meanwhile, Starbucks is eyeing plans to open an outlet as part of a bigger development on Dunsinane Industrial Estate, which could also include a pizza takeaway and nursery, if given approval.
While TJ Morris has applied for planning permission for a drive-through restaurant near the entrance of The Stack Leisure Park in Lochee.