Barnsley College has appointed BAM Construction to build a sixth form and construction centre in a contract worth £21m.
The Leeds-based contractor will build a four-storey sixth form with a mixture of classrooms and lecture theatres on the former site of empty shops and a council library, which has been relocated.
Meanwhile the two-storey construction centre will be on the Honeywell Campus.
Aiming for Excellent ratings through environmental initiative BREEAM, the projects will both feature air source heat pumps and photovoltaic cells.
Building work is due to start on site next month, with completion and handover by September 2015.
BAM construction director John Phillips said: “We look forward to delivering these new facilities for Barnsley College, which will give young people in the town 21st Century learning environments whether they wish to go down an academic or a vocational route.”
BAM will ensure students benefit from the construction as well, he added.