Bam Construction has been picked to build a £30m engineering innovation centre for the University of Central Lancashire.
Construction will start in January 2017 and is expected to complete in the summer of 2018.
The Preston facility will be the first major milestone in UCLan’s £200m campus masterplan.
The masterplan has been given £10.5m via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Lancashire Growth Deal.
Located in the heart of Preston city centre, the EIC will be an integrated hub for teaching, research and knowledge exchange, bringing together the region’s expertise from within academia and industry.
Michael Ahern, chief operating officer at UCLan, said: “Bam has extensive experience in the education sector and recent key projects include the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute, University College London Academy, and University of Arts London’s St Martin’s Campus.
“It’s great to be working with another North West company and Bam is committed to creating opportunities for work experience so the partnership will help the local economy even before the EIC is complete.”