Fresh plans to turn a former Dundee furniture store into two hotels and a restaurant have been lodged with the city council.
The proposals would see the site of the former Robertson’s furniture shop transformed in a £20 million development.
However, plans to create 85 student flats as part of the project have been scrapped after the applicants claimed they had received a “lack of support” from council planning officials.
The proposals have already been revised once to include the retention of part of the facade of the former furniture store, following an outcry over its possible demolition.
Large parts of the building will still be knocked down and rebuilt to house the new hotels — one with 132 rooms and the other 115 rooms.
No details have yet been revealed on a potential operator for the accommodation parts of the project.
The application, from Glasgow-based architects McNally Associates, has been submitted to the local authority, with a decision to be made in the coming months.
In a report submitted with the plans, the applicants claimed that the redevelopment would bring significant benefits to Dundee.
The report stated: “With very few empty lots within the city centre, developing this site, which has a construction value of circa £20m, has the potential to provide work for two years for local firms.
“The mixed-use of buildings will also provide a number of facilities management employment opportunities, in a variety of employment sectors.
“With an increased number of hotel guests, positive activity and associated spending will be brought to the area by way of support to local businesses, and also by providing high-quality purpose-built hotels in the city centre.
“The proposed restaurant will independently support the hotels as well as providing a restaurant facility for the general public.”
Robertson’s closed in 2011 after trading in Dundee for more than 100 years.
The scheme is the latest in a line of new hotels proposed for the city.
A new Premier Inn is being built at Discovery Quay, and is due for completion before the end of the year, while the new railway station will host an 80-room hotel.
A facility is also proposed across the road from the V&A at the Waterfront.