NEW plans for Castle Hill are being drawn up, it was revealed today.
The Thandi brothers are set to try again at building on the historic site.
News comes as the half-built previous pub - built higher and larger than rules allowed - is in the process of being pulled down.
A top architect has been brought in to help the businessmen come up with fresh ideas.
They've held talks with Mark Lee, of Lockwood architects One 17 AD, after Kirklees Council planners suggested him.
Mr Lee told the Examiner new plans were at a very early stage but that the replacement for the outlawed structure was likely to be another pub.
Ideas are set to be shown to the public for feedback, when they've been developed.
The firm of architects were involved in design for the previous project, but left before it ran into trouble.
The company works all over the UK on new and old buildings including industrial, retail, residential and churches.
The half-built Castle Hill hotel was ordered to be ripped down in November after developers the Thandis dropped an appeal against a Kirklees Council enforcement notice.
Planning officers halted building in May last year after they discovered the hotel was being built higher and larger than the original plans stated.
Even though the building is not fully demolished Mr Lee, who lives in the Round House he designed at Hall Bower, beneath Castle Hill, is optimistic.
He said: "We did some drawings and got planning permission for them but we were not responsible for the building that finally went up.
"Kirklees asked the Thandi brothers to come and see us about moving things forward. We are at a very early stage but we are all excited about what could happen."
So far just what will be proposed for the site is not clear but Mr Lee predicts it will be another pub.
"Things will be done very differently this time," he said.
"Some people have said they would like a visitors' centre instead but a lot still agree there should be something like there was before. After all, there was a public house on the site long before the tower.
"My house is very close to the site and I can see everything that goes on up there so I understand how sensitive Huddersfield people are about it."