A FORMER Bradford boozer could become office space for a charity if plans are given the green light.

The application, for what used to be The Napoleon pub on the major Wakefield Road route, has been lodged by Horsforth-based Bridge-It Enterprises.

It says: "We are seeking to convert the building from its current use, as a restaurant, into complete office space.

"The building seems to have recently undergone a certain degree of refurbishment to what is apparently a modern restaurant.

"Its modern decor and refurbished interior will therefore enable an easy and uncomplicated conversion into an office space."

The old pub, thought to have been built in 1889, is a Grade II-listed building according to Historic England records.

It 's next to what used to be a police station.

Back in November 2013, Bradford Council approved plans to change the building's use from a pub into a restaurant.

Then in July 2015, the green light was also given to build a single-storey retail unit.

The building, at Wakefield Road's junction with Upper House Street, is currently adorned with signs and branding for a 'Mr Singh's Bistro'.

The application says that little to no work to internal walls and flooring is needed to turn it into an "outstanding and desirable office environment".

It says: "Additionally, toilets that were adequately built to accommodate dozens of patrons to its public house, now form one of the most dominant and accessible features of the building."

It adds they have been given a "lavish upgrade", providing separate facilities for men and women and allowing for disabled access.

Documents submitted as part of the application say the second floor of the building has been partially refurbished into a "decent office environment" so "minimal effort" is needed to convert it into a "more desirable working space".

It outlines that the number and size of the rooms means a "suitable and sizeable board room", along with smaller office pods can be created.

The loft space has also been divided into two areas, one at the front and the other at the back of the building.

While the front has been partially converted, the rear space is untouched. The applicant says this could be used for storage purposes.

"There will be no need to alter the physical structure of the building during the conversion," it says.

"The larger part of the job entails altering the decor and aesthetics of the interior, especially on the ground floor, where the restaurant space makes it almost immediately habitable as an office in its current format."

Bridge-It Enterprises is a supported housing charity and the application says the ground floor will be an office space, where clients will visit to be housed and supported, while the upper floors will only be used for administration staff.

The application says there will be 13 full-time employees.

The hours of operation are listed as 9am until 5pm from Monday to Friday and planning documents say that a fascia sign will be attached to the front of the building bearing the charity's name and logo.

A determination deadline for the charity's application, reference 18/05383/FUL, has been set for Thursday, February 14.