Birmingham shopping centre The Bullring has unveiled plans for a new restaurant complex and an outdoor public space.
The 20,00ftsq ft development will see the area around St Martin’s Square transformed with three new eateries in a new area called Spiceal Street.
Images released by the shopping centre show a sweeping curved roof, along with a proposed water feature.
It will be in place of the steps which lead up to the upper levels of the centre and Gloria Jean’s Spiral Cafe, which will both be relocated.
Bullring bosses are now waiting to see if city planners back the scheme.
The name comes from the 18th century street which stood on the site and was famed for its spices, grocery and meat trade.
An exhibition is being held at the centre on Thursday and Friday to give the public a chance to examine the plans.
It has been designed by award-winning architects Chapman Taylor and includes a “ribbon concept” curved roof. It will also improve pedestrian links between St Martin’s Walk and St Martin’s Square.
Developers Hammerson will be in charge of building the striking new complex.
Lawrence Hutchings, Hammerson managing director for UK retail, said: “We have a proven track record in Birmingham with Bullring delivering an exceptional retail focus for the city.
“Spiceal Street will enhance Bullring’s presence in the region and reinforces our long-term involvement and investment in Birmingham.
“We have a strong reputation for bringing new brands to the city and we are confident we can continue this at Spiceal Street.”
It is not known yet which restaurants will take up the space or how many jobs will be created.
The development will sit in front of the former Borders book shop which went into administration in November last year. In April it was reported that television chef Jamie Oliver was planning to open a new restaurant in the vacant retail space.
The exhibition of the plans will be in Central Street Bullring from 10am to 7pm on Thursday and 10am to 6pm on Friday.