Part of the famous Lyceum building on Bold Street could be transformed into a restaurant under new plans.
China Dina UK Limited is behind proposals to convert the Grade II*-listed landmark’s lower ground floor from its previous use as a bank.
The former library and post office has been largely empty for a number of years, with the last tenant, The Co-operative Bank, moving out in April 2017.
Designs produced by GEO-NEO Architectural show the restaurant will seat 116, with a specialist ‘chow mein cooker’ installed in the kitchen.
A document included with the planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council reads: “The proposed scheme is to convert the vacant commercial unit at [the] lower ground floor which has its own entrance from the piazza at the front, into a restaurant offering a variety of dishes to the public and passers-by.
“The restaurant’s layout is simple[…]Only walls that have been added later will be removed.”