Carillion has been chosen to carry out enabling and first phase infrastructure works on the £450m Paradise Circus development in Birmingham.
A programme of enabling works on the 17-acre project is due to start this autumn and phase one infrastructure works early next year.
The Paradise Circus project is being taken forward through the Paradise Circus General Partner Ltd joint venture between Birmingham City Council and Hermes Real Estate.
Argent is managing the design and delivery of the site works and is development manager for Hermes Real Estate on the commercial buildings.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “Paradise Circus is a crucial project for the city and Carillion is very proud to have been selected to be part of it.
“We are looking forward immensely to starting work on the site, supporting infrastructure and working alongside such an experienced and successful team.”
Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore said: “Alongside New Street Station, the Metro extension, John Lewis store, Grand Central and the lengthened runway at Birmingham Airport, Paradise Circus will change perceptions of our city and attract new businesses and visitors.”
Argent senior project drector Rob Groves said: “The appointment of Carillion as contractor, following that of Grant Associates as Landscape Architects, Glenn Howells as architects of the first building and the imminent results of an architects’ competition for the design of the second, is a further indicator of the positive evolution of this game-changing development for Birmingham.”