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Drive-thru Costa Coffee opens at Lomondgate

February 10 2012

Drive-thru Costa Coffee opens at Lomondgate
A curved pavilion housing Scotland’s first drive-thru Costa Coffee outlet has opened at Lomondgate – a suburban business park outside Dumbarton.

The 1,850sq/ft outlet, built by the Walker Group and fitted out by Costa, was designed by GD Lodge Architects (also responsible for Broomielaw Quay) and features indoor and outdoor seating for around 100 people alongside the A82.

David Hastings, Chief Executive of Strathleven Regeneration C.I.C, added: “This gateway to and from Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park will become the place of choice for the millions of people travelling on the A82 to break their journeys."

Building work is underway on the first of 338 homes planned for the green field site, anchored by BBC Scotland’s studios. Also incorporated within the £100m estate is a Premier Inn hotel, office space and an Aggreko manufacturing plant.


#1 Posted by milton on 10 Feb 2012 at 18:09 PM
Jesus Christ.
Can anyone from Walker Group justify this abomination?
Utterly repellent c***.
#2 Posted by Drake on 10 Feb 2012 at 19:31 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

What an utter disgrace. DISGRACE.

Imagine turning the gateway to Loch Lomond into a downmarket suburban Los Angeles strip mall.

Thats it, i'm leaving the country.
#3 Posted by Robert on 12 Feb 2012 at 17:43 PM
What a dump.
#4 Posted by Coffee on 13 Feb 2012 at 08:03 AM
could have been worse - it could have been a Starbucks
mr mullet
#5 Posted by mr mullet on 13 Feb 2012 at 09:25 AM
Is it just me, or would 4 of these in a 2 storey format look great along the side of the Clyde?
mr seabass
#6 Posted by mr seabass on 13 Feb 2012 at 12:15 PM
@mr mullet. Only if we can sail our yacht right up to the front of them!
Mr C. Cucumber
#7 Posted by Mr C. Cucumber on 13 Feb 2012 at 12:37 PM
Isn't this the auxiliary fuel tank which was torn from the Nautilus by the giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea?
Magsy fae Easterhoose
#8 Posted by Magsy fae Easterhoose on 13 Feb 2012 at 13:59 PM
The ones put at the IFSD are meant to be shinier so calm down guys, all will be good!

I personally can't wait for them -- imagine being able to 'do coffee' in yer lunch break within walking distance of yer big plush office building. It's gonnae be dead cosmopolitan.
#9 Posted by Dandelion on 13 Feb 2012 at 17:15 PM
I increasingly wonder why people come to scotland, given that those that do miust tell their freinds that you have to struggle through a series of bland 'could be anywhere' buildings, signs and roundabout sculptures before you can see the 'Ben'. Keep it up you twats at the Park authority
New Glasgow Society
#10 Posted by New Glasgow Society on 13 Feb 2012 at 17:38 PM
If your not keen on this design (and seeing four more on the Broomielaw) then you might be interested in our Broomielaw postcard competition. Take part, and see your ideas exhibited in the NGS gallery. More info here.
Mr T. Rout
#11 Posted by Mr T. Rout on 18 Oct 2012 at 15:30 PM
I agree with most of the comments made on this blot on the landscape but especially the one made about the park authority allowing it but, having had first hand experience of things that park authority turn a blind eye to try looking at the disgrace of the builders yard next to Lomond Garden Centre. Are the Park Authority suffering from selective blindness they put me and a partner out of buisness for much less.
#12 Posted by JK on 11 Jan 2013 at 13:14 PM
Lomondgate is not in the National Park and therefore nothing to do with their planners. It is within the West Dunbartonshire Council boundary.

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