The new build forms part of Bradford College’s big revamp plan, which was initially put on hold after the Learning Skills Council discovered it had over-committed its budget.
The project will see the main Westbrook Building demolished and an L-shape campus building constructed on the Great Horton Road site, with work set to be completed by 2014.
Work on the 230,000 sq ft building is due to start this summer.
The second phase will be funded by the college with a £35m bank loan and £15m cash reserves.
The first phase involved the development of Trinity Green Campus in 2008, a state of the art building which houses the Engineering, Construction and Sport curriculum areas.