With approval now secured, building of the primary part of the scheme is ready to get underway in Spring 2024.
Preliminary works will focus on the key refurbishments of the historic Queensgate Market and creation of a public sq..
The scheme additionally proposes a brand new community-focused library inside a contemporary extension to the Queensgate market constructing, a brand new artwork gallery on Queen Road and a 2,200-capacity multipurpose leisure and convention venue with a 350-space multistorey automotive park.
To allow preliminary works, a bit of the present Piazza constructing alongside Princess Alexandra Stroll will must be demolished.
The rest of the Piazza constructing will keep in place till demolition is required to progress work onsite.
Items together with Boots and WHSmith can even keep open throughout this era.
Councillor Graham Turner, Cupboard Member for Regeneration, mentioned: “Building of the scheme will probably be phased and work is already underway to nominate a principal building contractor.
“Varied website surveys and preparation works will probably be accomplished all through 2023, with work getting underway in earnest early in 2024.”
The primary part of the scheme is projected to finish in Spring 2026.
Following this, work will get underway on delivering a brand new family-friendly city park. In addition to the brand new museum and gallery, a mixed-use constructing to assist bridge the park and Queen Road divide.
The ultimate construct will probably be multi-purpose dwell leisure venue with a 350-space automotive park.