BAM Construction has started work on a £10.5m contract to build the Nottingham University Academy of Science & Technology.
The new school is backed by the Djanogly Learning Trust and the University of Nottingham.
Corporate sponsors include Toshiba, XMA, Siemens and Rolls Royce
The three-storey building is going up on the site of the former Dunkirk Fire Station. Because it is alongside the busy A52 road, mechanical ventilation will be used throughout the academy building.
BAM is aiming for a BREEAM Very Good rating, with sustainability measures including solar panels on the roof.
BAM Design is responsible for structures and services design on the scheme. Architect is Bond Bryan.
As a result of winning this contract, BAM now has the opportunity to negotiate on construction contracts for three further academies in Derby, Burton and Sandwell.