This is the fist look at a proposed taxpayer funded hotel for a Hampshire town.

Developers have launched their designs for a proposed new multi-million Premier Inn in Fareham.

A selection of CGI perspectives show what the proposed 84 bedroom hotel could look like which will be built above Waterstones and New Look at Fareham Shopping Centre.

The proposal, which has been put forward in partnership with Premier Inn, Roubaix Group and Fareham Borough Council.

It would signal substantial investment into the town centre, but council bosses have not revealed how much tax payer's cash is to be invested in the scheme.

Councillor Sean Woodward, the executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council said: “The new CGIs’ will reveal to the public the extent of the new hotel which we are really excited about.

"Our joint proposal with market-leading hotel operator Premier Inn will help attract visitors and business to the town, with 100% of the investment and rental income coming to and from the council.

We have a £4.5 million return on our investment every year in our commercial property portfolio so this will be a good investment for the taxpayer.”

The hotel will also be seen to bring a new element to Fareham’s night-time economy, supporting the council’s strategy to make the town centre an attractive place to work, visit and spend leisure time.

Derek Griffin, head of acquisitions (London & South) at Premier Inn, said: “We’re looking to invest into Fareham with a good quality and well-designed hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to bring Premier Inn into the town and we’re looking forward to working up the application.”

Chris Beckerman, managing director of Roubaix Group, added: “Bringing Premier Inn into our redevelopment and regeneration plans is a really important part of working towards our vision and continuing the improvement of Fareham's shopping centre.”

A public consultation outlining the full details will be launched on March 22 to April 2 to encourage feedback on the proposals ahead of a planning application expected to be put forward during late spring 2017.