Work continues on the transformation of a former Carlisle nightclub.

Fresh conversion plans for part of the West Walls building - once a firm favourite with fans of Club XS, Legends and the Twisted Wheel - have been submitted to Carlisle City Council.

Efforts are ongoing to turn the West Walls level of the redundant nightclub into three shop units and two flats.

Amendments are now needed to the original plans following the discovery of restrictions within the building, which is situated at the top of the Sallyport steps that lead down to the Town Dyke car park.

It is opposite the entrance to Heads Lane, a popular walking route from the car park into the heart of the city centre, past St Cuthbert's Church.

A design and access statement, submitted as part of Wapping Properties proposal, says: "The application seeks approval for minor changes to the layout of floor plans to the shop units and their elevations due to the existing in-coming mains electric point and meters not being able to be moved. This has had an impact upon the proposals."
The lower levels of the building are not affected by the proposals.

It adds: "The proposal to change the use for the West Walls level of the building....will complement the existing uses of the surrounding area.

"Whilst not designated as part of the city centre primary retail Area, the site lies immediately adjacent to it and a change of use to retail represents an appropriate proposal for this site."

The West Walls club was a favourite from the 1970s to the 2000s. It closed nearly 10 years ago.

Last year, well-known local businessman John Pattison, who is behind the proposals, discussed his vision.

He said: "They could be suitable for a hairdresser, a nail bar, a boutique, that kind of thing. It could be one big unit, or one business in two units and another in the third, or three separate units."