The new campus will be home to the Leeds City College’s Creative & Digital Arts and Health & Social Sciences departments. It is expected that works will complete by summer 2019, ready for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Designed by Ellis Williams Architects, the £57m development is being built at Eastgate, alongside Leeds College of Music, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Northern Ballet Theatre, which was built by Wates in 2010.
The campus has been part-funded by a £33m grant from the Leeds City Region Local Growth Deal, administered by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP).
Wates Construction regional director Paul Dodsworth said: “Wates has a very well established reputation across Yorkshire particularly in the education sector and this, as well as our close partnerships with the region’s suppliers and sub-contractors, has enabled us to bring this fantastic project in line with our client’s budget without a single compromise on quality. We have an excellent team in place in readiness to start construction this month and look forward to what will undoubtedly be a very rewarding project for all involved.”