Plans have been submitted to the local city council in Bristol to transform a former HSBC bank into a boutique hotel.
The proposal, from Trevor Osbourne Property Group, would see the historical bank turned into an upmarket hotel complete with 18 en-suite bedrooms and 100-cover restaurant, and was submitted after a gap in the market for more small-scale boutiques, was identified.
The hotel bedrooms would be renovated to a high standard, and some of the original features of the building retained to give off a ‘subtle and elegant’ design feel.
The restaurant would be located in the refurbished banking hall, while bank vaults in the four-storey Grade-II listed building could be converted into private dining areas.
If given the go-ahead, work on the £4m project could start in July and be complete by the end of the year.
Bath-based Trevor Osbourne Property Group said it is currently in discussions with a number of companies about running the hotel.
A statement included with the planning application said: "The plans represents a strong opportunity to reinforce the vitality and economy of the Old City district of central Bristol, and bring a high quality piece of historic architecture back into public use, in a way that is sympathetic to its character and significance.”
The city council hopes to make a decision on the plans by the end of May.