Developer brews up plans for Starbucks scheme

Godwin Developments has submitted a planning application for a coffee drive thru on Tyburn Road in Birmingham.

The proposed 1,840 sq. ft. development comprises a purpose-built unit with internal and external seating, 20 car parking bays including four ultra-rapid EV charging points, pedestrian access and associated landscaping.

The scheme will complement a forthcoming 24-bay dedicated EV charging hub on an adjacent site by offering a valuable amenity to electric car drivers while they wait.

It will regenerate a vacant, brownfield site formerly used as a builders’ merchants.

Simon Handslip, managing director of commercial development at Godwin, said: “We are pleased to have put forward our plans for this commercial scheme at such a prominent position on the A38 in Birmingham. A highly sought-after retail destination, it is expected to serve not only passing traffic and pedestrians using Tyburn Road, but also the local community, the nearby industrial estates and plentiful retailers in the area.

“This application is one of many similar commercial schemes we are currently progressing with well-known national and international brands. We have a huge appetite for similar sites nationwide and seek partnerships with real estate and retail brands to bring forward new roadside schemes paired with EV charging.”

When fully built and operational, the development will create 30 full and part-time roles, supported by employer-delivered training.

Godwin was supported by professional experts RG+P, Simply Planning, HSP Consulting, The Engineering Practice, The Construction Consultants, ITP, and Brindle & Green. The EV charging bays will be operated by SMS.

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