A former bank at the gateway entrance to Birmingham city centre is set to be turned into a restaurant and gym.
The two-in-one move could enable customers to work up an appetite before eating.
Or to eat well and then attempt to burn off the calories.
The application details a change of use of the ground and upper mezzanine floor to cafe and restaurant status.
The basement and lower mezzanine floor would be given a new entrance and be open from 6am to 10pm.
The building is one of the first that tourists see on their way into town from major public events in Birmingham Town Hall or Victoria Square, which hosts everything from the annual Pride Parade to Remembrance Day and Armed Services parades and the recent Commonwealth Games handover for Birmingham 2022
According to documents submitted to the city council, two ‘preferred’ companies have already been identified to run the new businesses separately but there are no plans to alter the external look of the building.
The company behind the scheme is Waterloo House (Birmingham) Limited, which drew up the plans in September 2017.
Birmingham City Council has scheduled the proposal as a ‘major planning application’ for which public comments must be received before May 31 in order for them to be considered.
What do the plans entail?
The application is for the basement, lower mezzanine, ground and upper mezzanine floors of what is a ten-storey building overlooking Victoria Square
The gym would be in the basement with a floor area of 5,532 sq ft (524 sq m).
The general dining area upstairs might be reached by a new staircase and would have an area of 1604 sq ft (149 sq m).