Travelodge, Costa and pub planned
A NEW hotel, pub and drive-thru coffee shop could soon be built in Emersons Green.
Plans to build a Travelodge, Costa Coffee and a Greene King pub and restaurant have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.
Developer Hinton Group says the new businesses on land next to the Harlequin Office Park, off Folly Brook Road, could create up to 100 new jobs.
The site is close to the Wick Wick roundabout, where the Avon Ring Road meets Badminton Road, between the M4 and the Willy Wicket pub.
Hinton Group says the Travelodge hotel would have 90 bedrooms, a café bar and 95 parking spaces, and would employ an estimated 30 people in full or part-time jobs. The Greene King pub restaurant would have an estimated staff of 60 and 80 parking spaces, while the Costa Coffee drive-employ an estimated 11 workers and have 32 parking spaces.
Motorists would reach all three businesses via the Harlequin Office Park access road, Fieldfare, which turns off Folly Brook Road, although the site is also close to a cycle path and m3 metrobus stops on the ring road.
The developer says the site currently has planning permission for a three-storey office building but has not received any "viable or credible interest" from prospective tenants for the past ten years.
South Gloucestershire planners have until mid-October to decide whether to approve the plans and anyone who wants to see them and make a comment can do so online at bit.ly/2K0NsW7.
Hinton Group says the development "would provide major benefits for the local economy through job creation, economic development and bringing a vacant site into beneficial use".
The developer says it would "complement the existing employment uses surrounding the site and provide important services making the surrounding employment area attractive for prospective and current businesses".
Managing director James Hinton said: “Hinton Group has a strong track record of creating high quality schemes with household names such as Travelodge, Greene King and Costa. We hope to continue our successful partnership in Emersons Green by delivering fantastic new facilities, investment and job opportunities for the town.”
Travelodge's nearest hotels are in Filton and the city centre and the company is said to have been looking for a presence in the Emersons Green area for some time.
Greene King's nearest pubs are the Mill House at Emersons Green shopping centre and the Horseshoe in Downend, while Costa also has a branch at Emersons Green shopping centre.