The Chester-based developer has been selected by Halton Council to redevelop the former Golden Triangle industrial estate off Foundry Lane in Halebank into 360 homes.
Plans for the 86-home first phase, to be constructed on the former Eddie Stobart and Tarmac warehouse sites on the banks of Ditton Brook, were approved by the council on Monday.
Following its appointment, Cityheart aims to start work on this first phase of the wider £60m scheme this summer, and the first homes are expected to be ready for occupation by spring 2023.
The developer is in the process of drawing up plans for the remaining 274 homes alongside architect Corstorphine + Wright. A planning application for the second phase is expected to be submitted in October 2021.
Overall, the scheme proposes the redevelopment of around 20 acres of former industrial land.
Mark McNamee, managing director of Cityheart, said: “Cityheart has a successful 15-year track record of working with the public sector on placemaking and repurposing schemes all over the country.
“We are excited to be working with Halton Council on this significant project that will provide a much-needed and affordable new residential district that acts as a catalyst for further investment in the area.”
Brabners acted as legal advisers to Cityheart on the deal.
Cityheart’s Widnes appointment follows its selection to deliver the £170m redevelopment of The Galleries shopping centre in Wigan alongside Beijing Construction Engineering Group International before Christmas.
Also last year, Stockport Council appointed Cityheart to build the residential element of the £120m Stockport Interchange alongside Rise Homes.