‘Haunted’ Sheffield pub could become drive-through StarbucksPosted by: Ashley Birch
An artist's impression of how Carbrook Hall could look if it is converted into a drive-through Starbucks cafe (pic: DLP Planning/West Street Leisure)
Grade II listed-building Carbrook Hall is the subject of planning application by the coffee chain behemoth
A former Sheffield pub, which has been around since as far back as the 12th century and was commonly referred to as ‘Sheffield’s most haunted pub’, could be about to be reimagined as a drive through Starbucks.
The historic boozer in Attercliffe has remained unused for the last 18-months since it closed as a pub, and more recently sustained cosmetic damage in an arson attack, last April.
The building is now the subject of a planning application from DLP Planning on behalf of owners West Street Leisure, who are seeking to transform the ground floor into a Starbucks drive-through café, with the uppoer floors being used as a training facility.
The application states: “Converting the building into a café/restaurant ensures that the public (customers) will still be able to enjoy and appreciate the historical features which are located within the building, such as the panelling and ornate ceiling in the Oak Room.
Adding: “The plans will not significantly harm the significance of the building and would provide a viable use for the building of public benefit.”
Some of the modern extensions would be demolished under the plans, to make way for a new single story extension, as well as outdoor seating and 32 parking spaces.
It’s hoped the development would create 15 full-time, and 20 part-time jobs.