An application has been made to change the use of a prominent unit in Birmingham city centre from retail to restaurant.
Plans have been lodged with Birmingham City Council to turn the Grade II-listed building on the corner of New Street and Cannon Street into a restaurant for an unidentified national chain.
Until 2014 fashion retailer Ted Baker occupied the unit.
Planning documents said: “There has been positive interest from retail operators and consent is sought to pursue this use, to keep the unit occupied on a long-term basis.
“The intended occupier is undisclosed but represents a well-known, popular national restaurant chain that will complement the local offering.”
Around 30 new full- and part-time jobs will be created at the new restaurant.
New Street is known for its high footfall, which has attracted the likes of Byron Hamburgers, Apple, TSB and Second Cup Coffee Company to open there in recent months.
Written for the Spring 2017 edition of Retail BID Birmingham’s Edit magazine.