CPUK wins contract for Trafford Centre drive-through Starbucks

SKELMERSDALE building firm Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has won the contract to create a drive-through Starbucks coffee shop at the Trafford Centre, in Greater Manchester. The £550,000 contract with property giant Peel is the latest in a series of commercial and retail projects being negotiated or won by CPUK in recent weeks. The 2,013 sq ft drive-through is in a prime location on Barton Dock Road, opposite the Trafford Centre, the £1.4bn shopping and leisure destination which attracts more than 30m visitors each year. The American drive- through coffee shop concept is new to the UK, and this will be one of Starbucks’s first in the country. Construction will take 17 weeks and work has now started on site, near the Trafford Centre’s Barton Square. Earlier this year, Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks announced plans to open 30 of its drive-through shops in locations across the UK, creating 600 jobs. The move followed a successful trial of the concept in South Wales. CPUK has a strong-record of delivery for Peel, including the creation of the multi-million-pound office project Pacific Way Digital Park at Eccles, in Salford. The CPUK team built six two-storey office units in a £4m contract for the 35,000 sq ft development aimed at hi-tech firms attracted by nearby Media City. Steve Burke, CPUK managing director, said: “We have a long and successful history of delivering quality projects with Peel. “This is one of a number of projects in the commercial and retail sectors that we have been appointed on in recent weeks thanks to our reputation. What is particularly pleasing is that companies we have worked with previously continue to return for our service and our delivery.”

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