Three business partners who run a bar in Carlisle have submitted plans to the council to develop a new £2m boutique hotel in the city.
Daniel White and Jack Lee from the Hell Below bar on Devonshire Street, along with Marty Boak, are hoping to be granted consent to transform a former bed centre on the Viaduct into a new hotel with eight bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and function room.
Work on the derelict building, which is situated next to the former Central Plaza Hotel, could begin in November if the proposal is given the green light.
Councillor Paul Nedved, portfolio holder for economy, enterprise and housing for the city council, said: “We are keen to support the vitality and growth of Carlisle.
“In the city centre we want to see a diverse range of businesses and facilities that will attract more visitors to a variety of different leisure facilities.
“We want to see our city thrive and welcome investment opportunities.”