Spread over seven floors, the landmark building will have 7,400 sq metres of space, connecting to the rest of the University’s Luton campus via a bridge link.
The contract was awarded to Willmott Dixon. The University’s Vice Chancellor, Bill Rammell, said: “The fantastic new facility will further enhance student learning experience, offering the latest digital learning technologies, an expanded space for print resources and flexible study space for individual and group study, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
This latest development forms part of the University’s plans to invest some £90million at Luton campus over the next five years and follows new campus developments at Luton over recent years. These include the new £34m Campus Centre, a £20m Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre and the Fitzroy Court Student Village.
The library’s completion is expected in summer 2015.