The project will see the refurbishment of the former Queensgate Market and Huddersfield Library buildings to house a food hall and a modern museum and gallery alongside a new community-focused library, live entertainment venue and a 350-space car park.
Phase one will concentrate on the Queensgate Market site with survey and preparation works completed throughout 2023 and main construction starting next year.
Paul Cleminson, BAM’s Project Director for Our Cultural Heart, said: “This is an exciting scheme for Huddersfield and its wider regeneration. As a resident of Kirklees, I hope that this will be another vital piece of the plan, to attract people back to the town centre.
“The chance to build something special for the town brings with it an obligation, as a responsible business, to use this opportunity to add value to the local economy and community.
“For BAM, it will allow us to build on the work we are doing at Huddersfield Station and the new Daphne Steele Building for the University, where we are working to leave a positive community legacy, as well as delivering outstanding new buildings and infrastructure.”