Plans to transform a series of empty units in Newcastle into a boutique hotel have progressed to the next stage of development.
The proposal will see a boutique hotel, restaurants, including an American-style diner, and a games room open at Limelight Boulevard in the city.
The owner of the centre, KC Suri, has drawn up plans to convert the space above some of the units on the ground floor of the space into a boutique hotel, offering visitors to Newcastle an upmarket accommodation alternative.
Speaking to Stoke Sentinel, Mr Suri, who took over the centre from Newcastle Borough Council last year, said: "The boutique hotel will be something very different to what’s available in Newcastle at the moment.
"And with the creation of the function room it will offer people the opportunity to stay over close by.
"The demand is there. We have ample car parking, with investment in the very latest number plate recognition technology, and we also have the entrance from the street so for weddings for example, the chauffeur driven cars can pull up outside.
"We’ve been able to study the people who use the cinema and the centre and we think we’ve come up with the right mix.”
There will be the creation of a Bar Social on the first floor, as well as a games room and extra seating available, while the boutique hotel will take shape above.