Clugston is being supported by a design team including architect Race Cottam Associates, Adept Consulting Engineers and building services consultant Couch Perry Wilkes on the project.
It is Clugston’s first contract through the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) framework.
The CAPA College will have a 150-seat theatre; an outdoor amphitheatre; performance studios; media, television and design studios; production and technical workshops and a public cafe with outdoor terrace.
Due to open in October 2020, the new building on Mulberry Way, Wakefield, is also expected to be a community resource, offering public courses, performances and events.
Clugston Construction marketing director Paul Gouland said: “We are delighted to be involved in what is an exciting project not only for CAPA College, but also for Wakefield’s creative industry. Once completed, the scheme will provide specialised state-of-the-art facilities that will support creative young people across Yorkshire and the north of England and the college is expected to become a flagship for performing arts education in the north.”