Former Broadstairs bank to become Papa John’s pizza takeaway

Papa John's pizza is moving into the old Nat West building

An application to open a pizza takeaway in a former Broadstairs bank has been approved.

Papa John’s (GB) pizza store will open its doors at the former Nat West bank in the High Street, which was closed down last June.

The global company, which has 4,800 outlets in more than 40 countries, will occupy the ground floor of the building.

The takeaway expects to employ around 15 staff and will be open from 10am to 11pm Sundays to Thursdays and 10am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

A planning application on behalf of Papa John’s says the bank façade will be retained but a new entrance door to High Street will be provided.

Internal alterations will include the creation of a customer reception area and sales counter, a kitchen containing oven, freezer, preparation and dispatch area, cold storage, dry storage and a wash up area. There will also be a control hub/office which will be used for the operational management of the store.

The upper floors of the building are not affected by the proposed development and would remain in residential use.

In the UK, Papa John’s (GB) Ltd operates more than 300 stores.

Permission for the change of use of the site was granted by Thanet council on Wednesday (March 28).