The growing night-time economy of Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter is set to be boosted yet again by the launch of another new restaurant.
New plans have been drawn up to convert the building at 34-35 Ludgate Hill into a new restaurant on the ground and first floors with a rear roof terrace while the two floors above will remain as offices.
No final occupier is identified at this stage but whichever operator moves into the building will have a fierce battle for customers on their hands.
The unit is next door to the popular Actress & Bishop pub and will also count Italian restaurants Locanta and Cucina Rustica and bar Stirlings among its neighbours in Ludgate Hill.
Contractors are also putting the finishing touches to another office-to-restaurant conversion on the corner of Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Square called Soda Bread in the building formerly occupied by property consultancy Fleurets.
Jewellery Quarter-based practice BPN Architects has designed the revamp of 34-35 Ludgate Hill on behalf of applicant Coyne Investments.
BPN said in a design statement: "The building is of a good standard, of modern construction, and lends itself well to re-modelling.
"The existing front façade from the first floor upwards is valuable in its originality and will be preserved as part of these proposals.
"The proposals seek to retain the positive features of the building....(and) also look to address the negative aspects of the building."