New glazed seafront haunt for Torquay

The Torquay seafront is set to get a new iconic building, through a renovation of an old one.

The Grade II listed Toll House building at the foot of Rock Walk will be transformed from its dilapidated state into a modern bar, café and restaurant.

The new building will cost in the region of £500,000 and will feature an ultra modern glass extension with an open air terrace, allowing diners and those enjoying a drink to enjoy the sea-view no matter what the weather.

The plans include knocking down a dilapidated block of former toilets and have recently been granted planning permission, but businessman Paul Harvey is hopeful that hell soon be able to get his project under way.

"We wont be cutting any corners, whatever we do it will be top quality," he said.

"It will be a modern building wrapped around the Toll House. It will create 3,500 sq feet on two floors.

"We will also be asking for permission to use part of Rock Walk for outdoor seating."

The plans to renovate the 1840s building have been underway for six years and are likely to come to fruition in April.