Muse Developments has been selected as developer of a new £300m civic and cultural quarter in Doncaster.

Muse, the urban regeneration arm of construction group Morgan Sindall, signed the contract with Doncaster Council today to regenerate the Waterdale area of the town.

The first phase of the development, which includes a performance venue, is conditional on obtaining funding from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. A decision on this is due in August. Preparatory work on the site will begin next month and conditional on funding the first phase could be complete by 2012.

The agreement follows two other major new redevelopment contracts for Muse, in Swindon and Blackpool, which have a total value of £570m.

Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall, said: ‘This is the third large-scale agreement Muse has announced recently and demonstrates its ability to continue to win long-term regeneration partnership projects despite a challenging environment in the urban regeneration market.'