THE opening of Greenock's eagerly anticipated Starbucks drive-through has been delayed due to a problem in getting the building connected to the water supply, the Telegraph can reveal.

The new coffee shop was subject to repeated postponements to the opening date towards the end of last year - and now there is no confirmation of when it will actually open its doors to customers.

The chain’s first branch in Inverclyde was set to start trading on November 10, but this was pushed back so that ‘finishing touches’ could be added.

Coffee shop bosses then gave a new launch date of December 6, but this came and went without the opening taking place.

No new date has been announced for the opening as yet.

Work started on the site, near to Cartsdyke Roundabout in Greenock, at the beginning of last July.

No reason for the hold-up in proceedings had been given but it is now understood that the building is yet to be hooked up to the water supply.

A source said: "The new date hasn't been confirmed as we have had an issue with getting water connected to the building."

When plans were approved for the coffee shop, it was estimated that it would employ 20 to 30 people.