Planning approval is being sought for a new restaurant in Galway City Centre.
Tataupe Limited has submitted plans to the city council to convert the first floor of the building over Murphy’s Bar on High Street to a restaurant.
The project would involve the construction of the new internal stairs and partitions, along with renovation of the space.
A conservation report by SSA Architects has been submitted with the planning application, as the building is a protected structure.
It concludes that the city council must “allow for the inevitability of development”, and that the original fabric of the building will not be affected.
“We do not consider the amount of intervention to be detrimental to the character of the building,” the report states.
“The degree of refurbishment and investment in this property should be encouraged in order to preserve our architectural heritage.”
A decision on this planning application is due from Galway City Council by May 9 of 2023.