Summerfield Commercial is celebrating the practical completion ahead of schedule of the KFC drive-thru at Westpark 26, Wellington.
The building will now be handed over to KFC for fit-out ahead of opening. The drive-thru will create approximately 30 new jobs in the area. As well as the restaurant, the site has 31 parking spaces of which 12 are dedicated EV charging spaces operated by Gridserve.
Situated at the front of Westpark 26 the new drive-thru fronts the A38 and is located on a plot between the Costa drive-thru, Skylark Pub and Travelodge. The completion of the KFC building marks the development of the last of the frontage plots on the business park.
The practical completion highlights the achievement of approximately 275,000 sq. ft developed at the 40-acre mixed use business park since 2009, which has created in the region of 1,100 jobs. The strategic location of Westpark 26, coupled with the accessible travel routes, makes the business park a desirable location that has already been chosen by a wide range of organisations as a base for their businesses.
Following the completion of the KFC drive-thru, Summerfield will focus attention on Plot 19, near the centre of the business park. Plans are to build two new terrace blocks of mixed-use commercial units which are already receiving a good level of interest.
James Holyday, Managing Director at Summerfield, commented: “The completion of the KFC building is a milestone for the business. We are pleased to have concluded all frontage plots at Westpark 26 and celebrate the development of more than 275,000 sq. ft of property over the last 15 years. The business park is a thriving hub for many companies across the South West and we look forward to turning our attention to further development on the site.”
Ben Trickey, Commercial Director at Summerfield Commercial, said: “We are pleased to have completed the drive-thru ahead of schedule and welcome the addition of new jobs to the area. This adds to the line-up of amenities on Westpark and we thank Devon Contractors for working with us seamlessly on another successful project.”
Contracts Manager, Nick England from Devon Contractors, said: “We have been delighted to carry out a further design and build development at Westpark 26 for Summerfield. The fact the new drive-thru with electric charge provision has been completed ahead of schedule is a testimony to the great teamwork between client, designers, contractor and sub-contractors.”