Morgan Sindall has been appointed by St Modwen and Halton Council to build the leisure development Venture Fields in Widnes.
The scheme on Earle Road will include a five-screen cinema operated by Reel Cinemas, a Widnes Superbowl bowling alley, a 36,000 sq ft Ice Rink operated by Planet Ice, Frankie & Benny's restaurant and a 60-bedroom hotel with an adjoining 7,500 sq ft restaurant.
Michelle Taylor, regional director at St Modwen, said: "We have, over a number of years, appointed Morgan Sindall to carry out various projects in the North West. We have been impressed by their approach to customer service and commitment to producing a quality product on time and to budget.
"These are characteristics which will be important on a development such as Venture Fields, where we have five committed occupiers who are planning to be open for business before Christmas next year.
"We would like to thank the local community for their patience and continued support for the scheme and are confident the outcome will bring significant improvements and investment to the area, putting Widnes on the map as a major North West leisure destination."