A new Costa Coffee is set to open in Kendal this week.

The new drive-thru store next to Morrison's supermarket on South Lakeland Retail Park will open on August 24. 

The new branch is near the crossroads of Appleby Road and Queen Katherines Avenue.

The British coffeehouse chain posted on its Instagram page inviting local residents to come down from 9am on opening day to meet the team and enjoy some coffee. 

As well as having a drive-thru lane that wraps around the building, the new branch will also have seating inside and outside.

Plans submitted in April 2022 hoped to revitalise the existing Morrisons car park by offering more choices to customers and generating new employment opportunities.

The new development has reduced the total number of parking spaces by 55 to 610 but a survey carried out as part of the application showed that at peak times, maximum vehicle occupancy was 48 per cent.

The chain was recently taking on baristas and team leaders in both full and part-time positions.