GB is currently working on the design of the new development and in the process of obtaining planning permission.
The site will provide student bedrooms across 77 townhouses and 34 cluster flats with work set to start in January.
The student accommodation scheme will utilise the benefits of a district heating system provided by a new energy centre installed as part of the wider campus development.
All bedrooms will have a grey water system and GB plans to recycle 98% of waste generated during constriction.
Martin Smout, chairman and chief executive of GB Group said: “There is a real drive amongst universities to lead the way in terms of sustainable developments and sustainable living for the students who live there.
“GB’s experience of building BREEAM rated developments means that we have the experience to help Manchester Metropolitan achieve their goals for Zero Carbon, Zero Water and Zero Waste whilst also providing high quality accommodation for their students.”
Professor John Brooks, vice-chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University said: “We are delighted to have appointed GB Group to build our accommodation scheme at Birley Fields.
“Their expertise and experience of building sustainable student residences was a key factor in their appointment, as environmental sustainability is one of our key priorities.
“We are very excited by the leading-edge technology which GB will bring to our accommodation scheme.”