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New on the menu – SGP celebrates latest Starbucks in Nottingham

16th September 2020

Stephen George + Partners LLP (SGP) is celebrating the start on site of a new drive through coffee shop for Starbucks on Queens Drive, Nottingham.

Working for Project Managers Benchmark Property Ltd, on behalf of The Portal Nottingham Ltd, SGP has laid out the masterplan for the 0.59 acre former Furlong House site, in the Southside Regeneration Area of Nottingham City Centre. The latest phase of the development delivers a 2200 sq ft (GIA) drive through coffee shop and restaurant with parking, service areas, landscaping, drainage requirements, and all associated earthworks

Explains Michael Barker, Senior Partner at SGP: “We had previously delivered the 23,000 sq ft Dunelm retail unit on the Portal Business Park, and were aware of some of the issues with laying out the site, particularly the existing infrastructure and easements which dictated the location of the drive through.”

Working to Starbuck’s brand parameters, SGP positioned the distinctive pavilion to create a clear, defined frontage to the overall development as well as maintaining visibility and permeability to both the neighbouring Dunelm retail unit and the Data Centre building. In addition to giving an active frontage along Queens Drive, the new structure creates a sense of identity and arrival to the site.

The selection of materials and general finish of the building is in keeping with the site; a modern, rectilinear form with distinct colours and extensive glazing to highlight the public facing nature of the building and to achieve a quality environment. The modern and sleek cladding system gives the unit sophistication and the materials and colour palette link well with the Dunelm development, creating a smart and coherent development.

The site is well connected to a variety of transport networks, including car, tram, train and bus plus walking or cycling, and the layout of the site and landscaping delivers clear and user friendly pedestrian routes from the city, tram and bus stops.

The project is due to start on site in September 2020 and is projected to complete in January 2021.