The site is mainly in the ownership of the council and brewer Mitchell's. The chosen developer will have to draw up a masterplan for the area, which will involve extensive public consultation. Construction is expected to begin in two to three years.
Centros Miller director David Lewis said: 'We envisage a retail-led renaissance to this area and an enhancement to the existing leisure offer provided by the theatres. We very much look forward to working in partnership with Lancaster city council and Mitchell's to progress a vibrant and exciting scheme.'
Churston Heard is advising Centros Miller.