Moves to revitalise a shopping arcade in Lichfield city centre have been unveiled.
Developers hope to carry out a range of improvements on City Arcade, which connects Bore Street and Market Street.
A number of its units are currently empty, but moves to expand the site and improve its connection with surrounding buildings is being proposed.
This would see the new shopfronts introduced along with improvements to the upper floors. New look frontages to the arcade are aiming to integrate better with other nearby buildings.
A statement from the developers said: “The proposal represents a genuine opportunity for an investment into a building and area cloearly recognised by all as in need of a facelift.
“The completed scheme would also see greater variety of retail outlets and would draw visitors further up both streets.
“At present, City Arcade is not only a building of little architectural merit, but it is also a poor location for retailers due to the unappealing mall, concourse, facade and lack of investment.
“This proposal would drastically change that, providing a high quality and modern town centre shopping mall that is so desirable in the UK currently.”
The developers added that a number of existing occupied retail units at either end of City Arcade would remain open if work went ahead.
Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.