Plans have been submitted to build an eight-storey hotel in the heart of Wimbledon.

More than two years' worth of consultations and redesigns took place before the final plans for the site in 27-39 Hartfield Road were set in stone.

In one of the documents submitted by Reef Estates, it said that they new building would "improve and enhance" that area of town.

"The challenges of any new development on Hartfield Road will be to provide an appropriate high-quality development which provides an appropriate transition and relationship between buildings of different heights and to sensitively handle transition between the large scale street frontage and the residential areas to the south," it read.

In addition to this, there is an opportunity to improve the public realm, and provide active frontages in order to link to the rest of the town centre."

During the process the amount of rooms ranged from 195 to 220, before finally settling on 177, although there will be no parking built as the company believes the "excellent public transport links" will be able to handle the influx of people.

The proposed development would provide 14 on-site short-term cycle parking spaces on Beulah Road and six long-term cycle spaces within the rear service area.

As well as the top six floors which would comprise the hotel accommodation, the ground floor would house three shops and the hotel entrance. Overall the developers say that 150 jobs would be created once the hotel had opened.

"Wimbledon Town centre has evolved over 200 years from the traditional small-scale Georgian/Victorian terraced rows to large scale contemporary structures," the planning document continued.

"The proposed hotel must therefore address both these scales and styles in the immediate context in order to be successfully integrated.

"The proposed development will significantly regenerate the area of Hartfield Road with a high quality hotel building and leading UK hotel and commercial operators."