WORK is underway on a new drive-thru Costa Coffee outlet in Glastonbury.

The new branch will sit in a former part of the B&Q car park on the Wirral Park retail development.

It is being constructed at a cost of £450,000 on the site, which is owned by South Somerset District Council.

Council documents previously published on the tendering site BidStats confirmed the council intends to build the drive-through branch before the end of this year.

A spokesperson said: “The project consists of constructing a new Costa standard format 1,800-sq ft coffee drive-thru unit within the constraints of the existing car park serving a B&Q hardware store.

“It is anticipated that the chosen contractor will be appointed in early-March 2021, who will have a six-week mobilisation period to allow the contractors consultants to produce the substructure and superstructure designs."

Somerset County Gazette: UNDERWAY: Work on the new Costa coffee drive thru in Glastonbury

Work was initially due to begin in April, with the branch open at the end of September.

The council purchased the B&Q store on Wirral Park Road in September 2019 for £4.4m, and intends for the new drive-thru outlet to be built at the south-east corner of the site.

Access to Costa will be from the existing B&Q car park, and the development will include an outside seating area.