Birmingham Metropolitan College has appointed contractors to build the £11.5 million replacement for its current Harborne Academy.
BAM Construction will work alongside Partnerships for Schools as main contractors on the build.
In 2005, BAM Construction were the main contractors on the Matthew Boulton centre at the college.
The new building will be constructed in front of the existing facility so that the academy can continue to function.
Simon Bird, BAM's pre-construction manager, said the project will bring considerable benefits to the local community.
"We are delighted to be able to use our skills and experience to deliver a vibrant, modern learning facility for Harborne and to enhance the lives of people in the area," he said.
Birmingham Metropolitan College's estates director, John Starmer, said the project was part of an ongoing commitment to "achieve excellence".
Work should begin in July 2012 and be completed by September 2013.
Once open, it will provide a learning environment for 800 pupils aged 11 to 18.