The contract was awarded through the Construction Framework South West.
The new two-storey building will be built on an area of vacant land adjoining the college in the centre of the city.
The scheme aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Sustainable features include heat recovery processes, and renewable, low, or zero carbon technologies are also being considered.
The new workshops are the first phase of a master plan to redevelop the college as part of Plymouth Council’s ‘Vision for Plymouth’ urban redevelopment plan.
Construction begins in the summer of 2012, with completion timed for the start of the 2013 academic year.