Interserve has won a £55m contract to build a new sports centre at Birmingham University.
Construction of the facility will start in April this year and will include a 50m swimming pool, a sports hall and training areas.
Sport England, which is a fund that invests in large scale projects in the UK, will contribute a £2m grant to the facility from National Lottery funding.
Over £320,000 worth of additional donations have also been given from alumni and other interested parties.
Interserve Construction managing director Ian Renhard: “This is a very important project for both the university and the city of Birmingham.
“For Interserve it is great to be able to be part of shaping the future of sport in the city. Having had a long standing relationship with the University, it is equally rewarding to see our graduates given an opportunity to be part of the construction of this fantastic new facility.”
Birmingham university director of sport Zena Wooldridge aded: “This is a large and complex project, which is the culmination of many years of planning and design. We’re very excited that construction is now about to start. The new facilities, and opportunities they will house, will be a game-changer for the university, both in raising its profile as a leading UK sporting university, and in its provision for the local and regional community.”