Work at the Polhill Avenue site starts this month, with the 3,680m² new building scheduled to open in January 2015.
Kier appears to be the university’s preferred construction firm, having recently built a £20m five-storey building at its Luton campus and the £34m Campus Centre on the same site before that.
Vice chancellor Bill Rammell said: “I’m delighted that we have appointed local firm Kier to build our new teaching facility. It will be a major boost for the Bedford campus, marking the start of our ambitious plans to redevelop existing campus accommodation and re-landscape the site over the next five years.”
Graham Howe, Kier Construction managing director for the eastern region, added: “We are thrilled to be awarded this further project for the University following on from our construction of both the Campus Centre, and the Postgraduate & Continuing Professional Development Centre at the University’s Luton Campus.”
The new building at Bedford will provide teaching and lecturing rooms, informal learning spaces and a new student services centre.
This latest development is part of the University’s plans to invest some £25m at the Bedford campus over the next five years.