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New Tim Hortons restaurant in Derby nears completion

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Building work on a new Tim Hortons restaurant in Derby appears to be nearing completion. Brand signage and new street furniture can be seen around the new site at The Wyvern in Derby next to the Marks & Spencer store.

The new Tim Hortons branch – the first in Derby – is to open later this year with an official opening date yet to be announced. Tim Hortons, a Canadian outlet, is known around the world and specialises in coffee and baked products.

The inside of the building also appears to be close to being fitted out with tables and chairs seen set out, suggesting the opening date could be sooner rather than later. The new store will bring up to 50 new jobs for the area with recruitment well underway and vacancies placed on the Tim Hortons website.

Planning permission was granted by Derby City Council in February this year and in recent months work has taken place giving the former Pizza Hut store a new lease of life. The new restaurant will offer dine-in seating for up to 98 visitors, with a drive-thru service available for those on the go. Delivery options will also be made available.



The new Tim Hortons restaurant in Derby is nearing completion.
The new Tim Hortons restaurant in Derby is nearing completion.

Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer at Tim Hortons, said: “This new restaurant and drive-thru will be the first for our brand in Derbyshire, which is incredibly exciting for us. We are looking forward to being a part of the Derby community and are proud to be offering over 50 career opportunities for locals.”

Mr Hydes told a planning meeting earlier this year that there had been overwhelming demand for a Tim Hortons restaurant in Derby. However, planning permission was granted in somewhat controversial circumstances by councillors. Fearful planning officers initially recommended the plans for refusal on traffic/highway grounds with Costco and Marks & Spencer supermarkets nearby.

Council officers said: “Highways officers are of the opinion that the proposed development is likely to contribute to an unacceptable impact on highway safety that cannot be acceptably mitigated.”

But councillors agreed that the economic benefits of the planning application outweighed traffic concerns. Mr Hydes said the new store would not create major traffic problems. He told councillors before a vote: “The Tim Hortons proposed store will at most add just one car in every four minutes to highways network at peak times,” he said.

“Put simply, the existence of Tim Hortons in that location will not compromise your highways network.”

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