The six-storey building will bring together research and training for the computer science, mathematics and statistics departments at the university’s main campus on the outskirts of Coventry.
The eighteen month build programme is expected to complete in time for opening at the beginning of the 2018 academic year.
Morgan Sindall’s area director for the Midlands, Richard Fielding, said: “This is the latest in a series of buildings we are delivering for the principal higher education establishments in the region. We currently have over 15,000 square metres of teaching and accommodation space under construction in projects with a combined value of over £75m. We are naturally very pleased that the University of Warwick has entrusted us to deliver this key part of their campus redevelopment.”
Colin Sparrow, professor of mathematics and head of Warwick’s Mathematics Institute, said: “This new facility will enable our three departments to grow and to work even more closely together. In particular, it will allow us to exploit Warwick’s position as one of the five UK universities recently chosen as partners in the creation of the Turing Institute, including interdisciplinary space for both research and teaching in data science. It will also allow us to bring our graduate training programmes closer together in a new Mathematical Sciences Graduate School.”