Birmingham's former science museum is to be transformed into offices, apartments and shops as part of a multi-million pound scheme.
The £65 million development at the 2.43 acre historic site at Newhall Street, will be built around a new public square in the Jewellery Quarter.
It will incorporate two listed buildings together with a 1930's factory which all formed part of the former Elkington Works - the company that pioneered the development of mass-produced electroplated goods.
The development includes 234 apartments and studios, secure underground parking and office, retail and leisure space built around the new public square.
It will also feature a tourist-visitor attraction.
Office and workshop space will be available in units from 500 to 40,000 sq ft and retail and leisure units from 1,000 to 10,000 sq ft.
RO St Bernards, which has been formed by RO Developments and Birmingham-based developer St Bernards Property, has submitted a planning application for the site.
The company said it was working closely with Birmingham City Council on the scheme.
Neville Topping, a director at RO St Bernards, said: " We have been working very closely with planning and conservation officers, English Heritage, the Jewellery Quarter Partnership and local residents and business to design a scheme which will continue the regeneration of the Jewellery Quarter, attract new residents and businesses and enhance the amenities and opportunities in the area."
The former Science Museum has been mothballed for some six years since its exhibits were transferred to ThinkTank at Millennium Point.
Work on the site could start early next year.