It’s official! Burger King have finally confirmed their plans to open a restaurant on the Isle of Wight following the submission of a planning application to the Isle of Wight Council.
The fast food giant plans to open its first Isle of Wight outlet, which will include a ‘drive-past’, at Coppins Bridge leisure complex in the heart of Newport.
Burger King, which will be located in an area of the complex formally occupied by Office Outlet, will create 50 new jobs here on the Island. It will be open between 06:00 and midnight, 7 days a week.
Additional jobs will be created with the opening of a 24-hour gym called ‘The Gym’ at Coppins Bridge. A further 2 ‘flexible use’ units are also available, potentially bringing the total number of new business to the site to 4.
Some may be disappointed at the news of a 24-hour gym opening on the site as there are already plans in place to open another 24 hour gym at Town Gate Retail Park in Newport. Previously, there had been rumours circulating that a bowling alley or other indoor attraction would be opened up at Coppins Bridge.
Should the plans be approved, there will be changes to the lower car park at Coppins Bridge to create 3 lanes – a Burger King drive-thru, a KFC drive-thru and an exit lane for vehicles leaving the car park. This will result in the loss of just 1 parking space.