The bespoke student accommodation development will house Plymouth University and Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) students studying at its Truro base.
The Knowledge Spa is a partnership between Plymouth University, PCMD and the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and offers interdisciplinary health profession training.
Graham Kingdon, construction manager for BAM said: “BAM is renewing a partnership with Plymouth University that saw us deliver the highly acclaimed Roland Levinsky Building in the last few years.
“It’s also great for us to renewing our relationship with The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry for whom we built John Bull House, its Headquarters in Derriford, Plymouth and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital facility.”
BAM is on site in Truro delivering another scheme, the £13m Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre for Cornwall Council.
The student accommodation aims to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” status. It is currently expected to feature a timber frame and cladding, and a zinc roof ranged over four storeys. It will house 230 bedrooms and provide modern facilities to replace the current 1960s accommodation. It will be given a domestic feel in keeping with the surrounding neighbourhood.