Costa drive-thru to open at Greater Manchester retail park

Costa Coffee is to open a new drive-thru coffee shop at Snipe Retail Park in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

Costa has agreed a new 15-year lease for the 1,800 sq ft (167 sq m) freestanding unit together with drive-thru lane and external seating areas plus waiting bays.

Located to the east of Manchester at Junction 23, M60 motorway, Snipe Retail Park is home to a range of leading names including Pizza Hut, McDonald's, B&Q, Next, Dunelm, Currys PC World and Home Bargains.

Charlie Greenhalgh, out of town retail director at Savills, commented, “Snipe Retail Park offers an excellent line up of national retailers in a high profile location. This latest deal with Costa Coffee will complement the existing mix of tenants, introducing a new amenity for visitors and another major brand to the scheme.”

Orchard Street Investment Management secured the deal for Costa Coffee. Snipe Retail Park is managed by Orchard Street on behalf of St. James’s Place UK Plc.

The coffee chain was represented by Whitestone Retail & Leisure, and Orchard Street Investment Management was represented by Savills and Curson Sowerby.