A restaurant group which controversially planned to open in Moseley before dropping the project earlier this year is now eyeing a new site on the Calthorpe Estate.
Boston Tea Party is working with the owner of the historic Edgbaston estate to launch a new venue in the former offices of NatWest Bank in Harborne Road.
The project would see the ground floor of the vacant building, which dates back to the late 1800s, converted into a restaurant while the two floors above would be refurbished and retained as offices.
The restaurant will have an outside seating area fronting onto Harborne Road, an orangery to the rear and its own car park and is expected to create the equivalent of 25 full-time jobs.
Boston Tea Party, which was founded in Bristol in 1995 and already has sites in Birmingham city centre and Harborne, sells a broad range of food such as cooked breakfasts, soups, burgers and salads.
Last year, it announced plans to open in the former Halfords Autocentre garage in central Moseley, much to the consternation of locals keen to see the village's independent sector preserved.
The group eventually withdrew its application, citing issues with works not being completed, only to be replaced in the unit by another chain, Prezzo, which recently opened.
This latest venue will feed into the wider 'Edgbaston Village' project by property owner and developer Calthorpe Estates.
First unveiled in 2013, the family-run company wants to create a new urban village with shops, restaurants and residential accommodation centred around Greenfield Crescent.
Director of estates Tim Abbotts said: "These latest proposals to sensitively convert the period building to new uses will further enhance Edgbaston Village's broader appeal, coupled with changes to the street scape on Greenfield Crescent and the new public car parks.
"There is a real interest in the area and it is exciting to see how period buildings are being renovated to make way for Boston Tea Party and other new retail and leisure operators to provide high-end services and add to our thriving leisure and lifestyle community."
Boston Tea Party's managing director and owner Sam Roberts added: "The unique and prominent building within Edgbaston Village provides an ideal opportunity to build on the success of our existing Birmingham cafés in Harborne and Corporation Street, by appealing to people working, living or visiting Edgbaston."
The NatWest branch at the rear of the application site is unaffected by this proposal.
Also working on the project are architecture practice St Paul's Associates, property consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall, Engineering Services Consultancy, structural engineers Hydrock and consultancy SRL Technical Services.