ROCK stars such as the legendary Manic Street Preachers could be recording their future hits in the centre of Llandrindod Wells.

A planning application has been submitted to Powys County Council (PCC) to change the use of the iconic Bradley’s Building/Llanfair House on Middleton Street.

It could create more than 20 jobs and seven intern/training posts.

Owner, Adam Fuest of Twin Peak Ltd, wants the building to have, recording, radio and art studios as well as a 40 seater restaurant, conference, offices and storage rooms.

There would also be two flats at the building.

Mr Fuest, explained his vision for the building in the Design and Access statement (DAS): “The Bradley’s  building is located in the heart of Llandrindod Wells’ retail area.

“From it’s first inception the building was conceived to house a mixture of retail space and artisan studios, and this proposal intends to re-establish both the commercial and creative legacy of the building.

“After many years of neglect the intention is to re-invigorate this beautiful building with a collection of businesses that will enhance and stimulate the high street.

“Currently phase one of the project is underway to stabilise and repair areas of both the warehouse and connecting building that are vital to preserve the structure and prevent any further damage from weather and neglect.”

The plans are:

That the basement of the main building would be partly used to create a small community radio station.

Ground floor would be converted into and arts cafe pizza restaurant.

The first floor could be used for a variety of activity as conference rooms.

The second and third floors would become flats.

The Warehouse ground floor would house the recording studio.

Mr Fuest continued: “Originally located n the Brecon Beacons, Twin Peaks has been the creative home for the likes of Babyshambles, Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia, Blancmange and many more national and international artists over the past 25 years.”

The DAS also says that once operational , they believe that 12 full time jobs, 15 part-time and seven intern/training posts could be created.

The applicants claim in the DAS that the conversion to a creative hub would “attract a new demographic to Llandrindod Wells”.

Mr Fuest added: “It is our intention that this development will be a shining example of the transformative effect that a sustainable rural regeneration project can bring, using an existing dormant town asset to revitalise the retail centre.

“The rejuvenated Bradley’s building will once again take its rightful place amongst the, must visit locations of Llandrindod Wells extraordinary townscape.”