PLANS to change the use of a former bank building in Rosyth have been lodged with Fife Council.

The owners of the Dundas House site on Viking Way want to create a mixed-use development and install replacement roller shutter doors.

The two storey office building, which was previously occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland, occupies a floor area of more than 70,000 feet.

A planning statement said it is hoped that a mix of smaller units can be created to meet current market demands for the Rosyth area.

"It is proposed to split the building into a mix of Use Classes ranging in size between approximately 1500 square feet to 10,000 square feet," it stated. "The ground floor of the building is proposed

to be occupied by Class 4, 5 and 6 units of varying sizes aimed at small to medium sized businesses.

"The upper level would be occupied by a Class 4 Business Centre within the westernmost block. This would offer a wide selection of individual business premises and meeting rooms within one, overall, managed business centre with allocated parking to the front of the building.

"In addition, within the easternmost block, Class 6 (storage) and Class 11 uses (e.g. dance classes, fitness classes etc) are proposed, again, with individual accesses straight out to allocated parking."

Each unit, which would have separate access points into the building, would have new shutter doors formed within existing window openings."

The planning agents add that the site has been marketed for both rent and sale for over three years without interest.

"There is insufficient demand for office and industrial space alone in such a large building or for the volume of office space in one location," they state. "This proposal will enable the building to be brought back into employment uses.

"The proposed change of use of the building will provide jobs, support the wider Fife economy and prevent the site moving further towards dereliction. The part allocation of space for leisure uses would support the business and industry uses and ensure a greater take up of units."