Hoardings have been erected around the Crewe Royal Arcade development site in preparation for building survey works.
The plan is for the hoardings to be used to provide further information about the proposed development and a supplier is due to be chosen in the coming weeks to add decorative boards.
These will showcase temporary creative interventions by local artists and community groups, in partnership with the Crewe Cultural Forum.
A Cheshire East Council spokesperson said “Demolition of the former commercial units, located off Queensway and Victoria Street, will begin later this year following satisfactory survey assessments.”
The site will be developed as part of a mixed-use, leisure-led development, including a state-of-the-art multi screen cinema, new bus station, multi-storey car park and retail units.
Cllr Nick Mannion, cabinet member for environment and regeneration, added: “The Royal Arcade scheme is part of Crewe’s wider regeneration strategy.
“The hoardings will provide creative opportunities for regional talent, utilising the space whilst work is underway to develop the site.”