A Birmingham mosque is to be extended and topped with a gold dome as part of a major £7.5 million redevelopment.
The mosque complex in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, will be redeveloped alongside a new funeral home, sports centre, shop and apartments under proposals developed by Birmingham's KSIMC (Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Muslim) community.
A planning application has been submitted to the city council for the site which is just off the A435 Alcester Road.
The existing single storey worship hall, known as the Imambara, will be demolished and replaced with a grand three-storey building.
The linked mosque will be remodelled and extended and topped with a hollow gold dome and minaret.
The wider development includes the demolition of the former Mr Clutch garage and construction of a new community sports hall in its place with facilities for volleyball, badminton, five-a-side football, gym and a café.
It is also planned to construct a three-storey building fronting Moseley Road, with a ground floor shop and flats above, and a funeral home fronting Clifton Road.
The three-storey school and nursery, which was built in 1838, will be kept although some internal modifications are proposed.
According to a statement to the planning department, Birmingham's KSIMC community have been based in the city since 1972 and built the existing mosque in 1980.
It says: "The community are looking to redevelop their existing site at 17 Clifton Road to meet the current and future needs of the community group.
"Prior to making the decision to remain on Clifton Road, there were extensive discussions about a potential relocation to an alternative site. In total, five sites were tested."
A referendum of KSIMC community members voted to stay in Clifton Road.
The statement adds that, as well as creating new facilities and improving the frontage to Moseley Road, "with £7.5 million of investment in this site, there will also be wider economic benefits for the Balsall Heath area".