Bowmer & Kirkland has been appointed as main contractor for Phase 2 of the £60 million New Brighton retail and leisure scheme in the North-west.
The firm is expected to start civil engineering works on the project on the Wirral for client Neptune Developments before Christmas.
The first phase of the £60 million scheme was completed late last year with the award-winning 800-seat Floral Pavilion and Conference Centre.
Phase Two, worth approximately £35 million, includes a new Morrison’s supermarket, a 66-bed Travelodge hotel, a digital cinema, bars, restaurants, a watersports training centre, a new model boating lake, a public lido and other public spaces, as well as improved public transport links.
Neptune Developments director Rob Mason said: “We are pleased to be moving ahead with Phase Two of the New Brighton scheme and are looking forward to working with Bowmer & Kirkland.
“We hope the start on site will be a great Christmas present for the people of New Brighton and we would like to thank everyone who has offered their support to our proposals, including Wirral Council.”
The Marine Lake and the new Promenade and Model Boating Lake are due to be completed by summer 2010, with the Morrisons Supermarket ready to start fitting-out just after Christmas next year.
The Travelodge, Light Cinema, and some of the leisure buildings should be ready for fit-out by spring 2011 and the rest of the leisure buildings and the Lido are set for completion by summer 2011.