Work will begin in September on the first phase of the £500m revamp of Bristol's Broadmead shopping area.
The expanded Broadmead should open in 2008
Developers, the Bristol Alliance, said the necessary compulsory purchase orders had now been completed on all properties including Tollgate House.
The first part of demolition work will start on the old post-war shopping area in the Penn Street area.
The work will include the re-routing of Bond Street and Newfoundland Road. The scheme will be finished in three years.
Traders in Broadmead recently voted in favour of becoming a Business Improvement District (BID).
All businesses will now be required to contribute 1.5% of their rateable value over the next three years.
The money will be used to improve store location signage at the entrances, new paving, and replacing street furniture.
Under the scheme retailers will get more of a say in the running of the centre.