Middlesbrough College has appointed Miller Construction to build a new £6.8 million sixth form college.
Work on the new build project has already started.
Due for completion in September 2012, the centre will include 13 classrooms, tutorial rooms, staff and administrative office space, an IT suite, a student lounge, cafe, and sports facilities, including an astro-turf pitch.
It comes as the latest in a string of contract wins for Miller in the North-east which are understood to total more than £20m.
Miller Construction regional managing director for the North said: “We are delighted to be undertaking works on behalf of Middlesbrough College to deliver their new Sixth Form Centre.
“Miller Construction prides itself on its reputation in the delivery of exceptional learning environments. We look forward to building a successful partnership with the college, which will see us deliver outstanding facilities for students and staff alike.”
Deputy Principal Zoe Lewis said: “The college is thrilled to see the work start on site and looks forward to the opening of an academic and sporting centre of excellence, which will complement our existing state-of-the-art vocational facilities”.
Miller chief executive Chris Webster said: “Securing the contract at Middlesbrough Sixth Form College reinforces our reputation as an industry leader in the education market. Our strategy sees us focussing on our seven key markets and this contract win reiterates our unrivalled delivery of education environments.
“We have delivered a number of prestigious colleges in the North-east including East Durham College and the award winning Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Hartlepool College of Further Education.”