Green light for food hub will bring US food giants Wendy’s and Taco Bell to Peterborough

Three drive-thru units form the heart of a new business park on a 3.1-hectare site off Maskew Avenue, New England.

Burger chains Wendy’s and Taco Bell as well as British cafe chain Costa Coffee have already agreed to occupy the drive-thru which will be built with 18 industrial units at the former Royal Mail ParcelForce sorting and distribution site.

The plans, which were drawn up by developers CB Peterborough Investment, known as Chancerygate, have just been approved by Peterborough City Council.

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Fries at Wendy’s.

It is believed that the development will create more than 100 jobs.

When completed, the site will have over 279 parking spaces.

Wendy’s submitted a building control application to the council last June to develop the 253 square meter unit on the site as a restaurant. It will have 26 parking spaces.

Liz Geraghty, Marketing Director of Wendy’s, which is best known for its made-to-order square burgers, said: “We know UK consumers are looking for great tasting food at an affordable price and that’s what we’re here for. to offer. ”

Taco Bell will occupy Unit 3 of 365 square meters, which will have 25 parking spaces, while Costa Coffee will move into Unit 2 of 167 square meters with 35 parking spaces.

Lincoln Road-based Millfield Autos is also known to be planning to move into unit eight as it expands its operations.

Peterborough MP Paul Bristow said: ‘This is wonderful news.

“It’s fantastic that permission has been granted for this project which will see new brands and businesses come to Peterborough.

“They will create new jobs and new opportunities for our people.

Mr Bristow added: “Peterborough has turned a corner. Businesses view Peterbrough as a great place to live with great potential. »

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