Subway has axed its plans to open a new sandwich outlet in Highbridge besides a new drive-through Costa Coffee store, it has emerged this week.

The sandwich firm had planned to open a new branch in Bennett Way, near to the Aldi supermarket and Travelodge hotel.

However, property agents Burston Cook have told this week that Subway has stepped away from the site.

Tom Gibbons from Burston Cook says: “We have exhausted the drive-through market and now expect the site to be used as a trade or retail warehouse instead. We have had interest.”

Work on building the new Costa drive-through is progressing as planned and the new store is on track to open this year.

Our photos show the latest progress at the site. The image below is computer-created and shows ow the development will look on completion.

Tom added that a new development of small business units is also scheduled to be constructed on a nearby plot of land near to the Travelodge hotel and will become available soon. 

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