Global coffee brand, Starbucks is to become the latest offering at The Springs retail and leisure centre at Thorpe Park Leeds with its new store opening in the coming weeks.

Starbucks has secured a 2,500 sq ft unit at The Springs as part of its continuing growth plans in the UK and East Leeds, with many more stores planned to bring the iconic Starbucks Experience to communities across the country.

The new Starbucks store is currently undergoing fit out with a view to opening within the next few weeks. With a bespoke interior design inspired by the local architecture, the store will have seating for up to 64 customers who will soon be able to enjoy Starbucks Spring menu, now back at Starbucks stores nationwide, including returning fan favourites as well as the brand-new Iced Strawberry Matcha Tea Latte and Iced Caramelised Macadamia Oat Shaken Espresso. The store will also create 12 jobs in the local community.

As part of Starbucks ongoing commitment to sustainability, the store has been built to the specification of a Greener Store, to meet 25 required standards across eight environmental impact areas such as energy efficiency, water stewardship and waste diversion. This aims to bring the environmental impact of running the store as low as possible, as Starbucks continues towards its goals of becoming a resource positive company.

The announcement follows a series of exciting new openings at The Springs with Hotel Chocolat and handmade frozen food expert, Cook being the most recent. Pret a Manger and Loungers also opened last year, enhancing the food and beverage offering for visitors.

Rachel Vickers, senior commercial manager at Scarborough Group International (SGI), developer and asset manager of The Springs and Thorpe Park Leeds, said: “We are delighted to announce that Starbucks is coming to The Springs Leeds, providing even more high-quality leisure and retail options for our visitors. The highly-popular brand perfectly complements our onsite amenity for the business park community as well as our destination offering for shopping and leisure.

“In recent years, East Leeds has seen significant investment with major improvements to local infrastructure that has supported a considerable increase in visitors to The Springs. Indeed, our site is one the best performing out of town locations in the entire UK for many of our store operators. This is because we have a transient visitor profile as well as an established working community of over 7,500 people on the business park. New residential conurbations, both completed and in the pipeline, alongside 150 acres of community parkland and green open spaces make our offer even more compelling, and we are excited to announce further new openings very soon.”

The Springs is a 350,000 sq ft shopping and leisure attraction located at the heart of award-winning business destination, Thorpe Park Leeds at Junction 46 of the M1. Brands include Next, Boots, M&S, TK Maxx, The Range, H&M, Pure Gym, Nandos and many more.

Because of its unique and highly modern environment, The Springs has been used as a springboard for new concepts by a number of operators. These include the UK’s first purpose-designed ODEON Luxe cinema, the joint venture between Next and Piccolo by Piccolino, a new concept store for The Range, as well as Vitruvian dental practice.