Tim Horton’s Restaurants

Cairn Cross was instructed to undertake all external civil works on a build-only basis for a new restaurant chain.



Date Completed



Highway, Bridges & Structures

Project Overview

The project was to convert unutilised old restaurants into new drive-thru facilities by completing all associated external civil engineering works.

Tim Hortons Restaurant constrcution

The Challenge

Situated at a redundant fast-food restaurant site, Cairn Cross undertook all external civil works on a build-only basis for a new restaurant chain. Work included the installation of a new drive-through access road, including reinforced concrete aprons, landscaping, and tarmacadam. In addition, all the external drainage was rerouted to ensure the safe disposal of surface water and foul sewage, including introducing new inspection chambers.


The Solution

Cairn Cross collaborated with an external design team and the client to mitigate any issues determined whilst on site. The area around the building was excavated to formation level in preparation for the rerouting of drainage. Whilst on location, a gas main was found. Following a design review, the drainage and power services were installed in preparation for tarmacadam and lining.


The Result

Working collaboratively, all boarding was installed on the concrete aprons, tarmacadam laid, and lining was completed to clients’ specifications. In addition, the drainage and rainwater services were routed, and power services were installed. Despite challenging conditions, particularly with buried services, Cairn Cross completed the project.

Construction of Tim Horton's drive through restaurant ipswich