Popeyes and Burger King drive-thrus planned for Longwell Green

The site of the proposed drive-thrus

US chicken restaurant chain Popeyes looks set to open a drive-thru restaurant at Longwell Green.

The latest blueprint for the redeveloped Kingswood Industrial Estate at Aldermoor Way also shows a drive-thru Burger King.

Popeyes has outlets in and around London and in other parts of the UK, including Cardiff, Brighton, Oxford. Reading, the Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. It is understood the one at Longwell Green would be the first in the South West.

Credit: CRM Architects

A third un-named drive-thru is also highlighted on the plans for the run-down estate (see above) where demolition work is now well under way.

This week trees fronting Marsham Way were ripped out as part of the clearance of the former Savills Freights yard and neighbouring trampoline centre Flip Out to make way for new units.

Trees fronting Marsham Way have been chopped down this week as part of the clearance

Demolition work is also under way on the Icescape building, which next to Longwell Green Retail Park at Aldermoor Way. That retail park, which is home to Costa Coffee, Subway, DFS and Carpetright, and is unaffected by the redevelopment of the old industrial estate.

The old Icescape building

South Gloucestershire Council granted outline planning permission earlier this year for a mixed development of 161,866sq ft of development on the old industrial estate which will provide employment, leisure and community opportunities and create around 440 new jobs. In Issue 797 we reported that Travis Perkins had become the first company to announce its intention to build a store at the estate.  The builders’ merchant is planning a store where Savills was.

Meanwhile at the nearby Gallagher Shopping Park, signs have gone up for the new Superdrug store which is due to open in part of what was the unit formerly occupied by fashion retailer Outfit. Work is also under way in the neighbouring unit where Mountain Warehouse is preparing to open a branch.

  • Last year Kentucky Fried Chicken’s controversial plans to open a drive-thru in the car park of the nearby Asda supermarket at Craven Way were refused by South Gloucestershire Council which said it was not the right place for a fast food outlet. There had been more than 100 objections.