The project, Interserve’s first with the University of York, will feature wet laboratories, interactive spaces for students and a student services and administration centre, as well as an atrium linking it with the nearby Biomedical and Natural Sciences building.
Bridge links will also be created to connect the first and second floors, allowing students to move easily between the two buildings.
John Gittins, divisional director at Interserve, said: “We are looking forward to building a long-term relationship with the University of York as it continues to invest in world class facilities.
“Securing this first project with the University highlights Interserve’s growing presence and expertise within the buoyant higher education sector and extends our relationship with the Russell Group, for whom we are currently working for on six universities in the north.”
The University of York has undertaken significant redevelopment in recent years, investing in 20 new buildings on the original Heslington West campus, and undertaking a £750m campus expansion at Heslington East, to accommodate some 16,000 students and 3,500 staff.