A HUGE multi-million-pound plan to completely transform a part of the city centre has been revealed.

The major revamp of Lowesmoor Wharf would include bars, restaurants and cafes, shops, hundreds of apartments and offices to create a new bustling canalside destination in Worcester.

The enormous project, which is estimated to cost around £85 million, includes 271 apartments as well as more than a thousand square metres of space for shops and restaurants and more than 3,500 square metres of office space.

Dozens of new buildings would be built including a 12-storey, nine-storey and a couple of seven-storey buildings. Some of the existing buildings will be repaired and renovated.

Some of the apartments will include private balconies and private roof gardens.

PICTURES: Huge multi-million-pound Lowesmoor regeneration revealed in Worcester

READ MORE: Council reveals £29 million plans to create 'northern quarter' in city centre

READ MORE: Major Shrub Hill regeneration finally 'ready to go' after years of delays

Two new canal-inspired water features will be formed as integral parts of the development leading from Worcester Marina.

Three public squares have been included and have been designed to best capture the sunlight throughout the day including a ‘lunchtime’ space and a sunset terrace.

Four canalside blocks ranging from six-to-nine-storeys will each house apartments with some offices and shops, bars, restaurants and cafes on the ground floor.

Two blocks facing Lowesmoor Terrace will contain apartments, shops and restaurants. The tallest buildings will be 12 storeys and will contain more than 50 apartments as well as shops.

The scheme has been revealed following two-year discussions between Godwin Developments and Lowesmoor Wharf Developments and Worcester City Council.

The developers say the scheme will be ‘car-free’ with hundreds of cycling spaces provided.

Several industrial buildings and warehouses would be demolished to make way for the huge scheme including Vesta Tilley House, The Bridge Inn pub and Lowesmoor Dental Practice.

A statement included with the application said: “The proposed development will create a total of up to 399 full time jobs with an additional 1,221 jobs associated with the proposed construction and supply chain.

“The total expenditure created by the development is estimated in the region of £170m.

“The proposal will create a new community that is open and connected with the surrounding area and not a gated community.

“It will reconnect the site with the surrounding area and create an attractive and legible link with sheltered public spaces at the ground floor.

“This will better integrate the city centre and encourage social cohesion and access.

“Community space is intended to be flexible and could accommodate a range of uses and occupiers, such as a nursery or similar use that would directly benefit the occupants of the development.

“The site is in a highly sustainable location situated between the city’s two train stations and close to the main retail core and proposed new office area. To proposed residential community is to be car free with a focus on walking and cycling and connectivity to existing hubs.

“The retention of heritage assets within the site in accordance with the site planning policy, creates a mix of old and new that will help integrate the new community.”