The school will be created from the refurbishment of an annexe at Burton Town Hall and a new-build development on adjacent land.
The project is due to start on site later this year and is scheduled for completion by September 2015. BAM won the right to negotiate the job when it secured the £10.5m contract to build the Nottingham University Academy of Science & Technology earlier this year. The contractor is also working on further UTCs at Derby and Sandwell.
The BSD UTC is sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College and Coventry University, as well as key employers: Nestle, Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, St George’s Park and FA Learning. Set to open in September 2015, the UTC will combine core GCSE and A Level subjects with the technical specialisms of Bio-medical Sciences and Design Engineering.