NEARLY 150 jobs could be created by a new development that includes a nursery, a drive-thru coffee shop and pizza takeaway outlet.
Plans have been lodged with Dundee City Council for four new units on Dunsinane Industrial Estate, which includes proposals for a Starbucks coffee outlet and a Domino’s pizza takeaway.
The two other units would be occupied by the nursery and a sandwich or takeaway store — with nearly 80 new car parking spaces also added.
Developers say that the plans — an updated version of proposals for a Starbucks that came forward early in 2015 — would give the area a major boost.
A statement from developers Mark Myles, of MB Planning & Development, said: “This application provides substantial employment opportunities supported by Starbucks and Domino’s confirming their desire to locate on this site.
“The employment created by a similar-sized Domino’s store would be at least 70-plus jobs consisting of a mix of full-time, part-time, in-store and also delivery drivers. The jobs split would roughly be about 30% full-time to 70% part-time.
“The franchisee for the other three Domino’s outlets in and around Dundee already employs 193 team members, soon to be increased to nearly 240 with the Douglasfield site.
“The employment created by a Starbucks unit would be approximately 15-20 new jobs, again with around a 30% full-time to 70% part-time split.
“The third catering-type unit would be leased to a lunch providing company and would be expected to generate a similar number of jobs.
“The proposed children’s nursery would likely create around 10 new full-time jobs.
“The proposed development would therefore create in excess of 100 jobs and potentially closer to 150 on this one-acre part of the overall site.
“These would all be new jobs to the local economy and would offer opportunities to a wide range of the local job market with the provision of full training and future career progression in strong and recognised multi-national companies, as well as skilled jobs in nursery care provision.”
Starbucks’ drive-thru unit would be one of the first of its kind in Scotland.
The proposals come as part of a drive by the Tele to get people into jobs through our Let’s Get Dundee Working campaign.