AN OLD pub will be transformed into a hotel complex with flats on the top floor and cheap offices to rent for business start-ups – but only if Oxford City Councils give the plans the go-ahead first.

Developers want to knock down the former Honey Pot pub, off Frideswide Square, and replace it with a five-storey block.

The pub, which was at one point called The Adventurer, closed in 2015.

It was empty from then before being recently taken over by driverless car tech firm Latent Logic.

The company which converted the space for Latent Logic – Jericho design firm Robin Swailes – has now submitted plans to demolish the whole building and replace it.

The same plans were proposed last year, but were withdrawn in June.

Oxford Mail: The building in 2014 when it was still The Honey Pot. Picture: Google MapsThe building in 2014 when it was still The Honey Pot. Picture: Google Maps

The idea is that the bottom floors will have cheap office space for small businesses to rent and the middle floors will have four hotel rooms for tourists who want to stay close to the city centre.

On the top floors there will be three apartments, in a mix of one and two bedrooms, with a roof terrace.

In the plans, the developers explained how the office space would be used.

They wrote: "The intention is the space will actively support the growth of start-ups or a business in its early stages of development.

The collaborative work area would provide a workplace and supporting facilities at more affordable rates, providing access to workstations and meeting rooms."

They said the building itself would 'resemble a bike helmet'.