A new £1.5 million Wetherspoon pub could transform an office space in Liverpool city centre.
The food and drink chain has applied to Liverpool City Council to change the use of the site on James Street.
If given the go-ahead, the existing ground and mezzanine floors at the Victoria House building would be converted into the public house.
According to a planning document submitted to the council, a beer garden would also be created at the rear of the building with customers being able to access it through the pub.
JD Wetherspoon has acquired the leasehold for the floors it is looking to transform at the building, which is also home to seven upper floors of commercial space.
The planning application adds: “There will be no change to the substantial external parts of the existing building structure and its elevations. The exterior will be repaired, and made good.
“Previously painted surfaces will be redecorated in a suitable colour scheme appropriate to the style and era of the building, and its locality.”
JD Wetherspoon already has five pubs in Liverpool city centre: The Welkin on Whitechapel, The Richard John Blackler on Charlotte Row, The North Western at Lime Street, The Fall Well on St John’s Way and The Lime Kiln on Fleet Street.