Godwin secures Costa Coffee and Wendy’s for Ram Jam Services

Ram Jam Services Costa Coffee and Wendy's Drive Thru

Two new brands sign up to busy roadside retail development in Rutland

UK property developer Godwin Developments has announced it has signed up two new food and beverage brands, the Nation’s Favourite coffee shop*, Costa Coffee, and global restaurant brand Wendy’s, at its roadside development Ram Jam Services.

Costa Coffee has taken a 1,788 sq. ft. unit whilst Wendy’s, via its franchisee Blank Table Ltd, has signed up to 3,305 sq. ft. These deals follow Godwin’s letting to Loungers, a leading nationwide operator of all-day café-bars and restaurants, which recently signed up to a 4,500 sq. ft. unit for their new concept, Brightside. 

Ram Jam Services is positioned alongside the main arterial route from Peterborough to Grantham, next to an established petrol station and a new bakery, and is only 15 minutes away from Rutland Water – one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. A busy roadside development, the site serves c. 41,500 vehicles passing the site daily as well as residents of the local area. The area and wider county attract nearly 1.9 million visitors every year who favour it for its attractive countryside and outdoor pursuits. 

Following the lettings to Loungers, Costa Coffee, and Wendy’s, there is only one unit comprising 754 sq. ft. available on the site developed by Godwin.  

Claudine Tracey, Associate Director, Commercial Development at Godwin Developments, said: “We are pleased to have secured two well-known brands to join Loungers at our Ram Jam Services development. The site has always been prime for a thriving roadside destination, therefore it is fantastic to be able to bring new amenities and consumer choice for the local community and passing motorists here. We are very active in the rapidly growing roadside retail market having built strong relationships with the main market players in this space and are excited to continue supporting them in their expansion plans.” 

Paul Thomas, Acquisitions Manager, Costa Coffee, added: “We’re delighted to be opening a brand-new Costa Coffee Drive-Thru as part of the exciting new development at the Ram Jam Services, helping to create new jobs and investment in the area. We are already looking forward to sharing even more great moments with the local community when we open our doors next year.”

Carl Morris, Managing Director, Blank Table Ltd, commented: “This will be our second successful opening working alongside Godwin Developments and we are excited to have additional presence in the local area creating new jobs and allowing our new customers and “fans” easy access to our great fresh menu. Quality is our recipe and there is no better place to be for our signature square burgers and fries.”   

Construction of the scheme is expected to commence in Q3 of 2023. 

Godwin Developments has commercial and industrial divisions with recent projects in Birmingham, Northamptonshire, Dorset and Cambridgeshire, alongside a strong UK-wide pipeline. Its commercial division develops and delivers projects for leading brands such as Lidl, Costa Coffee, McDonald’s, Burger King, Greggs, Starbucks and Wendy’s. At the same time, the team works closely with electric vehicle charging providers, helping power the UK’s low-carbon future. 

Shakespeare Martineau acted for Godwin Developments on the deals. The remaining 754 sq. ft. unit is being marketed by Ogle Properties.  


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For details on the remaining unit, contact [email protected] 

*Allegra Strategies, 2022