Storage Containers for Costa Coffee Drive Thru Restaurants

red 8ft storage container for Costa coffee
Costa Coffee Storage Container awaiting delivery

We have been seeing red a lot recently (in a good way!) as we deliver these storage containers to Costa Coffee drive thru restaurants across the UK!

If (like us) you enjoy a nice strong coffee to kickstart your engines in the morning, you will very likely be familiar with Costa Coffee.  The UK’s love for Costa, and grabbing a quick coffee on the road means that you won’t drive very far around the UK before you come across a Costa Coffee Drive Thru.

At Budget Shipping Containers we are very familiar with Costa Coffee Drive Thru restaurants, and we can recognise that distinctive shade of ‘Costa Red’ immediately!  We have painted quite a few shipping containers in this very colour over the past few months as we have been fulfilling orders for storage containers for Costa Drive Thru restaurants across the UK.

The customers behind these container orders are shop-fitters for Costa Coffee. The key requirement for these storage boxes is that they can be easily delivered and placed on-site, alongside the Costa Coffee restaurants, whilst blending in perfectly with the distinguishable Costa brand colour.

The boxes requested for Costa are 8ft containers which work especially well in this instance because they are lower in height at approximately 6’7″ high, rather than the standard container height of 8’6″.  The slightly smaller size works especially well because the containers can be tucked neatly away behind fences and within storage areas.  Costa drive thru sites are generally quite tight for space, and a larger container would very likely take up too much room and require taller fencing to keep them hidden from view.

Where have we delivered Costa Coffee Storage Containers to?

In total (so far) we have delivered 14 storage containers to Costa Coffee Drive Thru’s across the country, We wonder if you have spotted any of them on your travels?! Hopefully not too easily, as they are designed to blend in perfectly!

Because every storage container we produce for a Costa Coffee drive thru is near identical we have mixed up the locations of the containers in our pictures. If any of our eagle-eyed readers out there can correctly identify their locations, we will happily send you a Budget Shipping Containers goodie bag!

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru, Poplar Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham

This busy Costa Drive Thru is just over 3 miles south of the centre of Rotherham offering one of south Yorkshires finest coffees, right next to the advanced manufacturing park and Catcliffe shopping centre.

Storage Container in situ at a Costa Coffee Drive Thru

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru, Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster

This Costa Coffee Drive-Thru is easily reached on Wheatley Hall Road, a 1.62 mile driving distance north-east from the centre of Doncaster, in Wheatley, Doncaster, in the centre of the Wheatley Hall shopping area.

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru on Market Way, Scarborough

We delivered this storage container to Costa Coffee just off the A64 outside Scarborough on a popular retail park. This is not the unit in the centre of Scarborough but the one south of town on the A64 near Crossgates. This unit is sandwiched between Morrisons and the Burton Riggs Nature Reserve (Sounds like an excellent spot to enjoy one’s coffee!)

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru at Hollinwood Junction in Oldham, Lancashire

This Costa storage container was delivered to the drive-thru at junction 22 of the M60. A relatively new restaurant which was built on the site of a large redundant gas holder, the site had to be cleared properly before work on the Costa restaurant could begin. This site is opposite the Esso Holinwood petrol station.

8ft storage containers supplied to Costa Coffee outlets in Scotland

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru – London Road, Glasgow

This Costa Drive Thru is in a busy spot just off the M74 motorway, conveniently located on the London Road retail park and very close to Auchenshuggie Woods.

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru on 870 Crow Road, Anniesland, Glasgow

Little did we know there are 2 Costa Coffees on Crow Road in Glasgow, our driver now knows! This one is the dedicated Costa unit on the Crow Road Retail Park in Glasgow (with the Big Morrisons) A newly opened drive thru that is a short 2.4 mile drive from the centre of Glasgow.

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru on Haddington Retail Park, Haddington

You can find this Costa Coffee just off the A1 if heading North into Edinburgh. It’s in Haddington Retail Park, on the edge of Haddington town (next to the local Aldi)

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru, Faraday Retail Park, Coatbridge, Strathclyde

Unlike Scotland’s major container rail terminal (Also in Coatbridge), this Costa is located in a much nicer part of town in the Faraday Retail Park, between TK Maxx and Matalan.

It doesn’t end there!  We have dotted even more Costa red storage containers around the country!

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru, Lustrum Avenue, Stockton on Tees

Only 10 mins drive from our lovely Stockton on Tees depot, We delivered this storage container to the Teeside Retail Park, which once again is in a much nicer part of town than our container yard! This Costa is between Wren Kitchens and the United Carpets shop.

Unfortunately, our truck can’t fit through the drive thru otherwise we may have offered a free coffee with your shipping container delivery!

Red 8ft Storage Container for Costa Coffee

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru on Academy Business Park – Kirby, Liverpool

This new Costa Coffee is based on the newly opened Academy Business Park on Kirkby Lees Road, Kirky, just outside Liverpool. This spot is on one of the main arterial routes which connects Liverpool to Manchester so was super easy for our delivery driver to locate which is always a bonus!

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru, North Hykeham, Lincoln

This Costa Coffee drive thru is on the Teal Retail Park on a busy stretch of the A46, about 1.72 miles northwest of the centre of North Hykeham (near Birchwood Nature Park and Whisby Nature Parks). It opened at the end of 2021 and is a popular stop for local shoppers to grab a coffee.

Shipping Container for Costa Drive Thru on Marina Quay, Rhyl

This was another successful Costa Coffee storage container delivery to a busy drive thru site on the Marina Quay Retail Park near Rhyl, Wales.  This restaurant sits on the edge of the retail park with plenty of hard standing ground for our delivery truck to get close to the delivery site.

Shipping Container for Costa Drive-Thru, Doncaster Road, Denaby Main, Doncaster

A new Costa Coffee drive thru site just 20 minutes from the centre of Doncaster.

Delivery and placement of a storage container for Costa Coffee

Shipping Container for Costa Drive-Thru, Ventura Retail Park, Tamworth

Newly opened in 2022 and ready to serve thirsty shoppers with their lunchtime lattes at Ventura Retail Park on the west of the town. Unfortunately this is on the opposite side of town to the Tamworth railhead (Birch Coppice Business Park) home to a major shipping container freight railhead responsible for a major amount of midlands based shipping container traffic.

Converting Shipping Containers for Storage

Shipping containers are an excellent choice for onsite storage for food and drink businesses for a number of reasons.  Containers are constructed from reinforced COR-TEN steel making them extremely sturdy and secure.  Although very difficult to break into, extra security measures such as shipping container lock-box (padlock covers), and security alarms can be added.

Standard container cargo doors are not suitable for some sites if there is a lack of space to open them regularly, or because a smaller and more accessible door is more convenient.  In these instances, we can add a high-security, lockable personnel door.  We can also add in other modifications like windows, roller shutters, and serving hatches depending on how the container will be used and accessed.

Storage containers can be prone to damp and mildew in cold and damp weather but the contents can be protected using various anti-condensation treatments and measures.  Options for this include lining the interior of the shipping container with plywood, or fitting an anti-condensation kit – have a look at our helpful guide to Shipping Container Anti-Condensation Treatments.

Shipping container lighting is also an important factor to consider to help locate your stored items more easily, and for health and safety purposes too. Our motion sensing container lights are a great option if you are unable or unwilling to add electricity.

We hope to be working on more storage containers for Costa Coffee drive thru restaurants soon!

If you have any questions about a container for storage, please do contact our helpful team or browse our website to see what we have available! offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

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