THE design firm looking to redevelop Launceston's iconic Chalmers Church said the final vision for the building will be revealed "in good time".
Walker Designs director Graeme Walker said plans to renovate the interior of the 150-year-old Princess Square building were progressing smoothly, and that there had been close contact with architects and the Tasmanian Heritage Council.
But he was reluctant to "get ahead of himself" and unveil the vision before it had been fully formed.
"It's at a fairly sensitive stage at the moment, but we're very excited with the ideas that have been put forward," he said.
Mr Walker and Jodie Verhey bought the church building from Ken Partridge for an undisclosed price in October 2011.
The church's unique state of deterioration, a result of oil- based paint being mistakenly applied to the limestone and brick facade in 1976, has made it one of Launceston's most recognisable sights.
Mr Walker said the building's appearance and prominent location meant that everyone had an opinion on what should be done with it.
"It's one of the most photographed buildings around town," he said.
"Taxi drivers tell me that every time they drive a passenger past they have a comment to make."
According to the most recent Walker Designs newsletter, the firm had ruled out incorporating a number of tenants for the site and installing a restaurant in the basement.