Starbucks Drive Thru
Willowtree Lane Retail Park, Yeading
Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor
New-build shell A3 Pod unit – to be used as Drive Thru Coffee Pod by Starbucks
JCT Design & Build 2011
The project involved the creation of a new-build 170m2 shell for a A1/A3 Pod unit on an existing retail site in West London. This unit is to be used as a Drive Thru Coffee Pod leased by Starbucks. The design for the pod was originally drawn as a concept with the majority of materials used to construct the unit being sourced from Europe. It is the first of its kind to be built in the UK.
The pod is built with a structural steel superstructure with curtain walling and rain screen clad façade, topped with an intensive and extensive green roof. External works included the formation of a drive thru lane, parking spaces equipped with electric charging points and hard/soft landscaping to create an area to be used for external seating. Associated Mechanical and Electrical works included an irrigation system to help maintain the green roof.