The centre, to be built at Lower Mountjoy on the university’s city centre campus, is set to provide a new hub for educational innovation at Durham.
The Centre for Teaching & Learning is the first new-build development to come forward under the university’s 10-year development plan.
Cliff Wheatley, managing director for Galliford Try Building North East and Yorkshire said: “This is an exciting project to be involved with, creating a cutting-edge new facility within the historic surroundings of Durham. We look forward to working with the university and all the stakeholders involved to create a high-quality new centre for their students to benefit from.”
Completion is expected in 2019.