Inverclyde Now Logo DRIVE-Thru Coffee Shop Proposed For A8 At Cartsburn

26 May, 2020 | Local

PLANS for a £1.5 million drive-thru coffee shop on land beside the A8 route into Greenock town centre have been submitted to Inverclyde Council.

The development, which would also have an indoor seating area for up to 40 customers, is proposed for a site at the corner of Cartsburn Street and Rue End Street, close to the EE and Webhelp contact centres.

Should the plans get the go-ahead from the council, it is expected the development would create a mixture of around 40 full and part-time jobs in

The application has been submitted by Dalglen Investments, owned by local businessmen Sandy and James Easdale, who purchased the half-acre site from Scottish Enterprise in 2018.

The owners are in discussion with a number of national businesses which are showing an interest in the proposed development.

Dalglen Investment directors Sandy and James Easdale released a statement saying:”This is an exciting proposal to bring back into active use a brownfield site which has been vacant for many years, something also recognised in Inverclyde Council’s Vacant and Derelict Land Report.

“Despite previously being in the ownership of Scottish Enterprise, whose principal aim is economic development, the site has failed to attract any substantial development interest for over two decades.

“We, therefore, have submitted this plan with the aim to both secure fresh inward investment into Inverclyde and to support economic prosperity and we ask that the council considers the opportunity it presents.

“This development would provide a significant economic boost to Greenock and to the location in particular, supporting the multiple businesses nearby who are currently lacking in provisions within easy walking or cycling distance.

“We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to secure a marquee tenant, and interest has been strong from several national retailers should this be approved.”

Dalglen’s plans are supported by Gourock firm, Rebecchi Architectural Services, and national planning agents, Ryden. The site is being marketed by Gourock-based commercial property letting agency, Bowman Rebecchi.

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