A bar and restaurant which could open in a historic building in Ipswich Waterfront has applied for an alcohol licence which will enable sales until midnight.

Loungers UK Limited, which has applied to turn the Burtons warehouse on St Peters Wharf into a food and drink venue, has now applied for an alcohol and late night refreshments licence.

Plans were submitted at the end of November to turn the historic waterfront building into a bar and restaurant.

Loungers UK Limited operates more than 230 sites across the country through two brands, The Lounges and Cosy Club.

The licence is for the supply of alcohol on and off the premises from 10am to midnight Monday to Sunday, as well as late night refreshments from 11pm to 12.30am every night.

Ipswich Borough Council will discuss this licence in due course.

The plans would require external work to the building, including the removal of the existing roof slates and the installation of a 'warm roof' construction with a new metal roof.

The external canopy roof covering would also be removed, while the structure, appearance and underside would be retained as existing to provide an open terrace area.

The licence gives an indication as to the opening hours, which have yet to be applied for, but to avoid noise concerns the doors to the venue would be shut during operational hours and the external seating areas would be closed by 10pm.

Internally, the restaurant would have an open-plan area containing the principal dining space with a kitchen, toilets, store, plant room and cellar to the rear of the building.

The closing date for representations on the licence is January 31.