Demolition contractor Wring is midway through ripping down the 1950s high rise teaching blocks and should clear the site by the end of September.
The Regent Circus project is understood to have attracted a competitive line up of bidders, including ISG, Kier, McLaren, Vinci and Wates.
Client Ashfield Land hopes to start building work in October on a 52,000 sq ft Morrison’s store, eight restaurants, a 30,000 sq ft six-screen Cineworld cinema and a 450-space car park.
An insider told the Enquirer: “With such little work around this will be an interesting tendering procedure.
“A few of the major contractors will really want this one.”