11 May 2021
A traditional, family owned baker is set to open its first ‘drive-thru’ outlet at Hillington Park, Scotland’s largest business estate.
Bayne’s the Family Baker, a third generation family business founded in 1954 in Fife, operates 59 shops across Scotland and a manufacturing facility in Lochore close to the site of the company’s original shop. It currently employs 560 staff across its business.
Work on the £1m purpose-built facility, Frasers Property’s second new build ‘drive-up and drive-thru’ development at Hillington Park, is expected to be completed and handed over to Bayne’s in October 2021. The new 1,635 sqft scheme sits on a 0.8 acre site and includes 32 car parking spaces. The construction contract has been awarded to Glasgow based Bell Building Partnership.
The Hillington Park location will be the company’s seventh outlet opened in the west of Scotland in two years. It will create 14 new, local jobs when it opens in November 2021. The company’s expansion into the ‘drive-up and drive-thru’ sector recognises the growing trend for easy access and convenience for consumers on the move.
The Bayne’s the Family Baker unit will be located in an amenity zone located in close proximity to Junction 26 on the M8 motorway which already has a popular Starbucks drive-thru facility.
John Bayne, joint managing director at Bayne’s the Family Baker said: “Much has changed since my grandfather started the business in 1954 but the business has grown successfully by retaining the family business ethos he set out with. When he opened the first shop more than 60 years ago, I don’t imagine he’d have envisaged people buying bakery products from a Bayne’s drive thru, or indeed how successful the company would become.
“We recognise that more people are looking for convenience and easy access to fresh bakery and coffee so we are excited to be adding our first ‘drive-thru’ outlet to the 59 other shops we operate across cities and towns in Scotland. Thousands of people work at Hillington Park every day and many thousands more pass close by on the M8 motorway so it is the perfect location to locate this new, alternative way of selling our traditional and modern Scottish baked savoury and sweet products.”
Grant Edmondson, Commercial Director at Hillington Park said: “The combined appeal of the many thousands of people working in and visiting Hillington Park every day and a highly visible site next to key transportation links makes our location a compelling business case for popular brands. For this main reason Bayne’s the Family Baker has chosen their perfect location for its first drive-thru store.
“This food and beverage addition will be welcomed by the growing workforce at Hillington Park and is part of Frasers Property’s plan to enrich the tenant and customer experience by increasing the estate’s amenities, which includes offering a wide variety of food outlets as well as commercial electric vehicle charging points.”
Hillington Park is home to over 500 businesses employing over 8,000 staff and attracting thousands of consumers and commercial visitors every week. Current occupiers operate in a wide range of sectors including transport & last mile logistics, automotive, construction services, manufacturing, engineering, retail, technology and the public sector.
Bayne’s the Family Baker’s retail outlets are located throughout the central belt of Scotland from Dundee down to Haddington and across to Glasgow.