The Bowlo public house on Outer Circle Road will be given a dramatic facelift with the hope of bringing a major restaurant operator to the premises.
Planners have given the green light to Banks Long & Co to upgrade and modernise the building, which has stood empty for a number of years.
The building, more popularly known as the old Bowling Green public house, occupies a prominent location at the junction of Wragby Road and Outer Circle Road and is close to hundreds of homes and a wide range of businesses.
Plans are to provide around 3,500 square feet of trading space with the capacity to seat up to 200 people.
Suggested changes will give the building a more contemporary feel as well as providing improved car parking.
Work will be undertaken when a tenant has been found but it is hoped the plans will generate interest in the site.
Banks Long & Co director James Butcher said: “We believe that the future use of the building will be as a restaurant.
“This is an area of the city that has grown substantially in recent years with the arrival of hundreds of new homes on the 90-acre Bunkers Hill site north of the bustling Carlton Centre Retail Park and Neighbourhood Centre, which sits on the opposite side of Outer Circle Road.
“The intention is to undertake the work when we have found a tenant, so this will give us the opportunity to incorporate any specific design requirements of our occupier.”
Two self-contained apartments on the upper floors are included in the plans which can be included in the whole letting or let separately if not required by the tenant.