Artelia completes a new retail concept for Costa

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Artelia has completed the first food-led retail proposition for Costa in the role of Project Manager.

The new Costa Fresco café based in central London will offer ‘oven-fresh’ food including ‘handcrafted’ ciabattas, pastries, cookies and flatbreads to appeal to the casual dining trend.

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The store design features designated zones for relaxing and showcases freshly baked food prominently. Staff will bake and serve a new food menu, alongside Costa’s coffee range. The new menu comprises breakfast, lunch and light snack menu options and includes a Rustico Dry Cured Ham and Mature Cheddar Flatbread, Roasted Pork Belly with Caramelised Braeburn Apple and Onion Ciabatta and Citrus Chelsea Buns.

Mark Day, Director of Artelia comments:

“We were delighted to work on this innovative new concept for Costa, taking the brand to an exciting new level.”

Artelia is also working with Costa on its new eco-friendly roastery in Basildon, in the role of Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Construction Manager.

Basildon Council’s Planning Committee granted Costa planning permission for its £36 million investment in their state-of-the-art facility, with the intention of securing the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology’s (BREEAM) “Outstanding” accreditation. The new roastery is scheduled to open in early 2017.

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For further information contact: Anna King + 44 (0) 7780 956 291


Notes to Editors:

About Artelia:

Artelia is an international multi-specialist engineering firm able to offer its clients in the public and private sectors an original approach to engineering, project management and consultancy that meets the expectations of a fast-changing world. Artelia UK is ranked in the top 150 consultants, in the top 20 Project Managers and top 50 Quantity Surveyors*.

Artelia operates across in nine markets: building construction, water, environment, energy, maritime, urban development, transportation, industrial facilities and multi-site projects. The group’s full-time staff members currently exceed 3,350 divided among more than 90 sites: 42 offices in France and 53 offices in 37 countries.

• A survey by Building magazine of over 500 consultants.


About Costa:

Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland” by Allegra Strategies for five years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & November 2014).

Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe” Allegra Strategies 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With over 1,900 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,100 overseas, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa employs over 12,000 people and is creating around 1,500 jobs this year and over 4,500 jobs in the next three years in the UK. We continue to be part of the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For list.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That’s why we’ve established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation’s aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 46 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.