Christ Church, Church of England, Secondary Academy – which is due to open in 2021 – is being built by the Department for Education to create a further 1,150 school places in the region.
Designed by CPMG Architects, the school will comprise a sports hall, two full-size football pitches and one FA standard 3G pitch.
Work on the school has started, which when complete will accommodate 900 pupils and a further 250 students in the sixth form.
Local firm J A Burke has secured the groundworks and Derry Building Services is in line for M&E works.
The contract extends Willmott Dixon’s education track record in Birmingham.
Other schemes include University of Birmingham’s School of Engineering and its Teaching and Learning Building as well as projects for Birmingham City University and the creation of the National College of High Speed Rail.