Drawings have been released showing plans to bring to life again a cherished landmark pub building in Ipswich.

BeforeBricks, the architects working on the development of the former Railway pub, in Foxhall Road in east Ipswich, have revealed their plans to inject a new lease of life into the site, while "honouring its history".

The listed building was built in 1877, and once served the community as the Railway Hotel, with connections to the railway industry.

A new application, made to Ipswich Borough Council, has been welcomed by the community, featuring plans for a change of use, with the pub becoming three flats and a new pub-restaurant.

Ipswich Star: Before and after - how the Railway would look when completed.Before and after - how the Railway would look when completed. (Image: BeforeBricks)

Isaac Cherrie, director of BeforeBricks: "As the architecture firm submitting the latest planning application for the Railway pub redevelopment, our aim was to honour its history while modernising the space for the Ipswich of today. 

"We've carefully preserved key elements, ensuring the soul of the pub remains intact as it begins a new life serving the community once more.

"It's a privilege to see our work contribute to the revitalisation of such a cherished local landmark."