Costa Coffee has announced plans to invest nearly £1m in a new Heathrow store.

Opening in Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal in June next year, the 3,000 sq ft store will be in international departures with a “unique store design”, according to the company.

It will also feature a dedicated iPad station for consumers to check emails, play games and browse the internet before flying.

James Hamilton, head of UK acquisitions and estates, said: “We are very excited to be bringing a bespoke store design to Terminal 2. Airport customers are looking for convenience; great coffee and food; and a quick service. By working closely with the Heathrow team we believe that the new store layout will clearly reflect our travelling customer’s needs whilst creating a sleek, modern feel.”

Muriel Zingraff, Heathrow’s retail director, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Costa on delivering a new innovative store design for the new Terminal 2. The UKs favourite coffee brand already has nine other outlets within Heathrow and has proven to be very popular amongst our travellers from all over the globe.”

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