ANOTHER of Worcester's historic railway archways could be turned into a café.

A plan has been put forward for Arch 51 to be turned into a speciality coffee shop and micro-roastery in Cherry Tree Walk.

The design of the coffee shop will largely echo that of Burger Shop Worcester, the burger restaurant which was built under another of the bridge's arches at Arch 46.

The coffee shop plan has been put forward by the same people behind Waylands Yard on Foregate Street in Worcester, which was opened by Sam Smith, a rugby player from the Worcester Warriors who was forced to retire after an injury.

They will be working in partnership with the team from Method Coffee Company for the new venture.

Details submitted for planning permission show the café will serve speciality coffee and light snacks and will be able to seat up to 28 people inside as well as offer a seating area for an extra 18 people to sit at the front of the archway in good weather.

Trading times will be 7am until 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am until 6pm Saturday and 9am until 5pm on a Sunday.

The application shows designs for the café with the name Arches Espresso, but agent Mark Chislett said the name had not yet been finalised.

The plans promise that the coffee shop will provide employment for five full time staff and say the renovations will ‘contribute to the upgrading of Worcester’s railway arches in order to both protect them as part of Worcester’s Heritage’.

The design will 'celebrate the historic detail and show off the rustic brickwork and striking interior shapes and structures that are integral to the archway.'

The application reads: "The vision for the design is to complement the recent development at Unit 46 and continue the regeneration of the area with a sympathetic and subtle design aesthetic."

It also says the micro-roastery will provide the highest quality ethically and transparently sourced coffee and that food will be locally sourced, health conscious and organic where possible.

The application is to change the use of the arch from business and light industrial to restaurants and cafés.

A decision by the city council on whether the plan can go ahead is due to be made on December 20.