EIGHTEEN jobs will be created following the completion of a new-build drive thru coffee shop in Barry Waterfront.

Work is currently taking place on the building of a Costa Coffee near the entrance to the Waterfront Retail Park, Heol Ceiniog, in Barry.

It will be the first drive thru coffee premises in Barry with, independently owned, Academy earmarked for a drive thru premises in the Goods Shed development, in the Innovation Quarter.

Costa has a walk-in branch, in Holton Road.

A Costa spokeswoman said: “We’re excited for the opening of our brand new Costa Coffee drive thru store at Barry waterfront, which is set to open with 18 jobs.

“As the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, we look forward to offering our customers the full range of food and drinks whilst dining in store or visiting the drive-thru, as well as being an active part of the local community, getting involved with events; providing the store as a meeting place and helping with fundraising.

“We’re looking forward to confirming our opening date soon.”

A Burger King drive thru is also being built on the site.