A historic Dundee jute mill — recognised as the world’s oldest — could be demolished to make way for student accommodation.
Queen Victoria Works, built in 1828, has lain derelict since closing in the 1980s.
But now the site could be rejuvenated with the creation of up to 250 rooms for city students.
The plans are out for public consultation with an open exhibition arranged at Verdant Works on Thursday July 13, from 12.15pm-6.45pm.
Based in Brook Street, the once-thriving mill was home to Tay Spinners before its closure and is Category B-listed by Historic Scotland.
The buildings are in poor condition and likely to face demolition if council bosses approve the plans.
Architects James Paul Associates submitted the plans on behalf of Scot Properties Ltd.
Angus Paul, director with James Paul Associates, said the public will play a major part in the site’s future, saying: “At this stage we’re still putting together the final plans so it’s still early days. Our proposal is to demolish some if not all of the buildings at the site.
“We’re still at pre-planning stage but we envisage up to 250 rooms being created for students in a three-storey building.
“These would be self-contained with a small kitchen, shower, bedroom, sofa and things like that.”
Concerns were previously raised by residents and councillors in the West End over the safety of the site.
The mill has also been regularly accessed by people despite its poor condition, according to Mr Paul.
He added: “We’re going to have to get a survey carried out. The council has already done a drone survey on it.
“The site is in pretty poor condition at the moment, which means we might not be able to preserve much of it.
“There have been problems in the past with people managing to get in there and the council trying to stop them.
“We’ve got up to three months before the full application and we’ll be holding a public consultation in July for people to give their views on the plans.
“With such a major application, it’s important for people to have their say on the design.”
A formal application is still to be made to Dundee City Council.