A DATE has been given for the opening of a Starbucks drive-thru coffee shop currently under construction in the Asda car park in Penryn.

Ground works have already started at the site at the petrol station end of the supermarket car park with the company hoping work will be completed for it to open in July.

The site

The site

The company behind the scheme Blackburn-based Euro Garages Limited was granted permission to construct the drive-thru in March last year.

Euro Garages, who describe themselves as "one of the largest independent forecourt and roadside convenience operators", will develop and operate the proposed development as a franchise licensee.

In 2019 the company partnered with Asda Stores Ltd to deliver an "enhanced customer experience" at 30 sites.

The company says, once built, the coffee shop will comprises a corporate modern design that has been rolled out nationally incorporating use of glazing, beige and wood cladding.

"The drive thru coffee shop is supported by a multi-national brand that requires a corporate design which is intended to be recognised by customers, it is therefore of a fixed but accepted design."

Access to the site will be gained from within the Asda car park. The development will result in the loss of some car parking spaces, which would be on the left hand side as motorists turn in from the second roundabout.

Computer genrated design of how the new Starbucks will look

Computer generated design of how the new Starbucks will look

The opening of a the drive-thru Starbucks will increase the number of outlets from three to four, although this appears to be the first 'drive thru'.

The move has been welcomed by many people on social media but others have raised concerns over the increased litter it will bring and the effect it will have on local coffee shops.

Euro Garages operates in excess of 400 petrol stations and roadside services across the UK, none of which are located within a town centre.