Glasgow could be getting its first drive-thru Starbucks after plans were submitted to the council to build one near a busy motorway.

A site next to the M74 at Polmadie in Glasgow's Southside has been signalled as the location for the popular coffee chain under the plans. 

Lambert Smith Hampton's Glasgow office submitted the plans which will be considered in the summer. 

A business facility for self-storage company Storage Vault will also be considered for the site.

LSH has scooped its first instruction from Starbucks, one of the world’s biggest coffee shop chains, by acting on behalf of OCO Westend Ltd and Storage Vault.

The commercial property consultancy’s Glasgow-based planning team has been appointed to assist with the ambitious growth plans OCO Westend Ltd, Starbucks’ official franchise business in the west of Scotland in Dumfries, Perth and Linwood.

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The project will see the LSH team submit a joint planning application for the chain’s first drive-thru coffee shop in Glasgow and a business facility for self-storage company Storage Vault at the same site on Polmadie Road.  

Graeme Laing, Planning Director at Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “Starbucks has a very ambitious growth strategy, and a great track record in using their investment to support community regeneration, so they need a planning team that can keep pace with them. 

“Our experience with businesses like the Co-operative, which also has a large-scale expansion plans, means that we’re perfectly positioned to support them.”

Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and has more than 24,000 stores worldwide. 

In Glasgow, there are Starbucks stores across the city centre including Buchanan Street, Bothwell Street and Sauchiehall Street.