Costa Coffee in Glasgow becomes one of the biggest in the UK

Date posted: August 8, 2017

Handing over the keys to the Costa Coffee Cafe at The Fort Shopping Centre in Glasgow proved to be momentous, as the newly opened café became one of the biggest Costa cafes in the UK.

The triple serving bar at Costa Coffee, Glasgow

The shell-to-handover project for the Whitbread owned brand took just four weeks and two days to complete the 3,609 square foot, 141 covers café. There had been a Costa at The Fort for some time, but an opportunity came up for the company to relocate within the shopping centre to a much larger unit, and one that offered the option of having an external seating area as well.

Seating area at Costa Coffee, Glasgow

Jephsons managed the complete fit out internally and externally, installing the very latest Costa designs throughout.

Sit down and have a cup of coffee!

Jephsons’ Project Manager for The Fort was Mark Betteley, who says the interior fit-out also provided a first for the company “We have been working with Costa now since 2010 but this is the first time we have fitted a “three by three” counter. With the café having so many covers it was important that customers could get served in the usual quick time, which is why we fitted an extended counter with three tills serviced by three coffee machines. The client was really pleased with the project at hand-over and particularly happy that, once again, we handed over a Costa that was snag free, which is a testament to the attention we pay to maintaining high standards of workmanship.”

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"Coffee Lovers Group has been a Costa Coffee franchisee for several years now and we have won many awards for our stores. Our teams pride themselves in providing a memorable experience to every customer. However, providing a first-class service is not just about making sure the coffee is great, it’s also about ensuring we maintain high standards throughout the whole customer journey. That is why I have retained Jephsons for our refurbishments and interior fit-outs. Just like our store teams, Jephsons’ fit-out teams always pay attention to detail and are focussed on making sure quality is key to completing projects. They have a team of talented individuals from whom I appreciate receiving ongoing suggestions on how to improve store fit outs and reduce long term maintenance issues. They manufacture the fittings themselves which gives me confidence in their joinery and finishing. If you are a franchisee looking for an interior fit-out company who can deliver good quality at a reasonable price with great after service, then you should be talking to Jephsons. Ghanshyam Ramparia Group Director Coffee Lovers Group"

Ghanshyam Ramparia, Group Director, Coffee Lovers Group