Salford City Council has appointed the contractor to build a 23,600 sq ft intermediate care unit on the site of Stott Lane car park next to Salford Royal Hospital.
The 12-month build could start as early as next month, according to the council, and the building will be known as The Bevan Intermediate Care Unit.
On completion, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will lease the 60-bedroom building, designed by Day Architectural, from Salford City Council for £595,000 a year for 25 years.
In July 2017, operation of the neighbouring The Limes Intermediate Care Unit transferred to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the trust decided a new-build facility was required.
The relocation of the unit to the Stott Lane site will allow the release of the Limes site in Swinton, where there is a proposal for the development of an extra care facility in conjunction with adjoining land.
Galliford Try beat off competition from rival contractors Eric Wright Construction and Graham Construction during the tender process.