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McDonald's Refurbishment - Find out what's changing at the Burgess Hill restaurant

10th January 2018
By Peter Chapman

McDonald's in Burgess Hill is currently closed for a refurbishment which will see improvements to the drive-thru, new signs, a completely refurbished interior and more.

The restaurant closed at the start of the month and aims to reopen on Tuesday 13th February.

McDonald's actually submitted a series of planning applications back in April of 2017 for the works, in fact, your reporter spoke to one of the managers back in the Spring about the plans, but I've forgotten most of what he said. Sorry!

The biggest change is that the entrance is being moved round to the lefthand side. The main service counter is being turned 90 degrees and will be straight ahead of you as you use the new entrance.

The two applications submitted to MSDC were:

DM/17/1816 - Installation of signs to accommodate the new drive thru layout. Suite to comprise of 1 no. internally illuminated height restrictor and 4 no. internally illuminated freestanding signs

DM/17/1822 - Refurbishment of the restaurant with alterations to the elevations incorporating extensions. New cladding to the roof and new drive thru booths. Installation of 2 no. customer order displays (COD). New aluminium and Trespa cladding to elevations with assoicated works to the site. The relocation of existing and the installation of new fascia signage.

McDonald's have said of the refurbishment: The new concept attempts to re-invent the older look of this McDonald’s Restaurant and bring it up-to-date with this new “Folded Roof” concept, with various small extensions and a new Tandem Ordering system in the drive thru lane.

The Folded Roof concept centers on the external façade of the building, with various small undereaves extensions proposed (Total 49.3m2 ) which will also accommodate a 3.3sqm increase in dining space.

Reduced Drive Thru Wait Times To Relieve Traffic Congestion
The drive thru route will remain as existing, with a new signage suite to complement the building. An additional customer order display has been introduced, to allow two orders to be taken at the same time. This will speed up the time for making up the meals and thus reducing the amount of time cars are waiting in the drive thru lane. This will also assist in reducing the length of the potential queue and congestion within the site during those busy periods.

The building will have all signage replaced to reveal a new contemporary feel. The aesthetics of the buildings facades will be significantly improved, with a new cantilevered overhang to be constructed, finished in khaki green reynobond aluminum composite paneling with timber effect aluminum louver slats, creating a sleek, contemporary feel.

Spread the word, McDonald's in Burgess Hill is undergoing a complete refurbishment

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Are you looking forward to the refurbished McDonald's restaurant? How are you coping with the golden arches currently being closed?

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