Costa comes to Kings Hill
One of the High Street’s most popular coffee shops is coming to Kings Hill. Costa Coffee has taken a store at 1 Queen Street, Liberty Square, and will open on 28th October.
The company has invested substantially in the shop’s fit-out to create a relaxing and stylish space with fresh, contemporary décor and quality interiors with comfortable leather sofas.
Eight jobs have been created by the new store opening, including ‘baristas’ – the Italian name for coffee expert – who undergo rigorous training at Costa’s Coffee Academy in order to provide customers with the perfect cup of coffee. There are plans to employ more staff in the near future.
The new coffee shop will also serve savoury snacks, sandwiches and a selection of tempting cakes and pastries throughout the day from breakfast onwards.
Costa has over 950 stores in the UK and a further 300 overseas and each store always supports its local community. “Following our opening we will be contacting local groups, such as parent and toddler classes, church groups and youth projects, to inform them that we are happy to host events for them,” said Louise Thompson, store manager at Kings Hill.
“We will also place a community notice board in the store to promote local events that are taking place. I’m looking forward to seeing how we can help the coffee lovers of Kings Hill with projects that are important to them.”.
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd said that he was delighted Costa plans to play an important part in the community and support local activities.
“Costa is a great addition to the amenities in Liberty Square and will be a vibrant place where those living, working or visiting Kings Hill can meet and relax,” he said.
“This is a very exciting time at Kings Hill, with plans to revitalise and extend the central area of retail and social amenities. Plans are well advanced for a further 20,000 sq ft of retail space which will include a high-end supermarket as well as further shops, cafés and restaurants.”