A £14 million redevelopment of Dundee railway station is being put before councillors next week.
The funding package behind the concourse revamp, which includes the provision of a hotel, includes £8.6 million from Dundee City Council, £2 million from a European Regional Development Grant and £1 million from the Scottish government.
It anticipated that the remaining cash could be put up by Network Rail, which is said to be "supportive" of the scheme.
Ken Guild, leader of Dundee City Council, explained that the council wants to take advantage of the Central Waterfront project, which is to see the weight-restricted bridges in front of the station replaced.
"This work provides a perfect opportunity to cost-effectively tackle the station concourse itself within the same timescale, because doing nothing is simply not an option," he said.
Local architect Nicoll Russell Studios has already drawn up a plan for the concourse, featuring a crescent-shaped five-storey design with a double-height ground floor.