A new Costa Coffee at Stonehouse Park, Stroud has opened for customers.
The drive-thru, along with 32 customer car spaces, marks the final phase of Stonehouse Park near Stroud, developed by Robert Hitchins Ltd.
It fronts the main A419 at the entrance to the business park alongside a new, separate 42-space car park, also developed by Robert Hitchins Ltd, for world-beating pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier Sartorius whose factory sits opposite.
Senior Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, Michael Plimmer, said: “We are pleased to see completion of this mixed-use scheme with the benefits that it will have for the business park.
“We are sure it will prove popular with local businesses whose staff and customers will now be able to access a top quality brand in Costa Coffee on their doorstep, whilst the development also provides key local employer Sartorius with the extra secure car parking it needs to support its expansion and future growth plans.”
Robert Hitchins Ltd has developed a range of high-quality office and manufacturing facilities at Stonehouse Park for companies including National Nuclear Laboratory, Schenck Process UK, Club Communications Ltd, Green Gourmet and Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd.
Elsewhere in the county, last month Robert Hitchins submitted detailed designs proposal for a new Dobbies’ flagship garden centre near Tewkesbury to the Borough Council.
The new 75,000 sq ft garden centre with parking for 754 cars will be the largest Dobbies in South West England and the company’s fourth largest in the UK.
The Dobbie’s development is the first part of Robert Hitchins planned new designer outlet centre which it plans to build at Junction 9 of the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire. The developer has teamed up with leading European outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping on the project, called Designer Outlet Cotswolds.
The 195,000 sq ft outlet village will open in two phases and feature some 90 retail units, restaurants and cafes.