The 5,390 sq m building will contain four storeys of learning space for 600 pupils aged 14 to 19.
The UTC will specialise in preparing pupils for health science careers. It will feature laboratories as well as a visualisation suite allowing use of modern technology to simulate real-world scenarios.
BAM will also create a room that will act as a hospital teaching ward, where pupils can practice their craft in realistic settings. A multi-use games area will be created on the building’s roof to make the best use of the tight town centre site.
A tenth of the building’s energy will come from renewables, with photovoltaic cells used for solar power.