A CHICKEN shop chain could open a new shop in Bournemouth, its second in the town.

Pepe’s Piri Piri is hoping to open in Charminster Road, according to an application for consent to display advertisements submitted to BCP Council.

The chain, which has 179 stores nationwide, currently has a shop in Old Christchurch Road in the town centre.

The new store would be at 98 Charminster Road, on the corner of Nortoft Road, with the frontage of the shop in the latter road.

Bournemouth Echo: Pepe's current store on Old Christchurch Road.

Currently, the unit is Gulf Nights Shisha Bar.

The plans show the proposed interior layout for the new restaurant, which will include 16 seats in a new seating area, along with ‘timber slats with chicken logo’.

Behind a counter, menu screens would be installed with a large kitchen area, a coldroom, freezer space, washroom, and preparation area.

Bournemouth Echo: Plans for the frontage at the proposed Pepe's Piri Piri in Charminster Road.

The application was submitted to the council by Architecture and Interior Design Ltd on behalf of Chicken Best Limited.

It is yet to be determined by council planning officers.