Planning approval for new Costa Coffee drive-thru at Sprucefield

A new Costa drive-thru will soon open at Sprucefield.

A FORMER Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at Sprucefield will soon reopen as a Costa Coffee outlet after Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council granted the project planning permission.

The Restaurant Group closed the eatery alongside the M1 during the first Covid-19 lockdown, but confirmed in August 2020 that it would not reopen as part of a cull of some 90 group outlets.

MBCC Foods (Ireland), which operates the Costa franchise on the island of Ireland, lodged a planning application for a new drive-thru coffee shop just two months later in October 2020.

Planning approval was finally granted on February 4.

Industry monitor Construction Information Services Ireland has estimated the value of the project at around £786,000.

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