Lancashire builder Construction Partnership UK has won a £1.4m contract to create a new arts, graphics and design facility for the University of Central Lancashire.
The company will build a new extension and carry out alterations to the Hanover Building at the Preston campus.
The project, which also includes landscaping and external works, is expected last 39 weeks.
Managing director Steve Burke said: "Our expertise in the education and healthcare sectors in the North West has grown over the past few years and we have been involved in a number of high-profile projects across the region.
"CPUK's recent successes in these sectors, and the fact we are being chosen by such leading names, emphasises our reputation for delivering high quality work on time and to budget."
Skelmersdale-based CPUK has previously worked on projects for Edge Hill University in Ormskirk and Reaseheath College in Nantwich.
It is currently working on developments for private health firm Bupa in Alderley Edge and for MedicX, a developer and investor of primary care premises, in Rochdale.