The new three-storey campus will be built at the Enterprise Area near junction 21 of the M5, north of Weston-super-Mare.
Following a period of consultation and a formal planning application to North Somerset Council, building work is likely to start in spring 2015, with completion scheduled for July 2016, ahead of the new building opening in September.
NSETC is presently housed at Weston College's South West Skills
Campus on Locking Road, and opened its doors for the first time in September 2014. It is a specialist science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) college that encourages students to wear smart business dress and to observe industry hours.
The new 6,400m2 building, designed by Stride Treglown, will include a floor dedicated to science, complete with 'super-labs' and a terrace on which to conduct outdoor experiments. It also has technology and enterprises spaces, as well as an all-weather sports pitch, sports hall, canteen and lecture theatre.
Pictured above, from left to right, are: Weston College governor Ian Parker; North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton; Weston College principal and chief executive Paul Phillips; Weston College assistant principal Linda Burlison; BAM Construction bid manager Pat Griffin; and Stride Treglown divisional director Caroline Mayes.