Pettifer Construction thought its student days were behind, but a recent contract from the University of Warwick has seen the company scoop £200,000.
The Shipston-on-Stour company will strip out and re-fit the existing Post Office at the university's entertainment area and enlarge the Costcutter supermarket.
Pettifer has a track record in the retail sector and claims it is this and expertise that helped the company secure the project, which is anticipated to bring greater facilities to students on campus.
Bob Macpherson, director of Pettifer Construction said: "We are delighted to have been awarded a local project and are looking forward to starting work later this month.
"The re-development is anticipated to last seven weeks, enabling students to enjoy the benefits as soon as they start their new term."
Midlands refurbishment specialist Lovell has been selected by West Mercia Housing Group to carry out a year-long modernisation programme for homes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The £3 million contract will see kitchens and bathrooms upgraded in 200 properties managed by Nexus Housing in Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wychavon, the Malvern Hills and Worcester, and homes managed by Kemble Housing in Hereford.
Work on the programme is set to start in September.
Family Housing Association (Birmingham) is maintaining a recent tradition by building affordable homes on the site of a former pub.
Recent housing developments in Birmingham have included those on the sites of The Swan in Washwood Heath and adjoining The Shireland on Portland Road.
The association has now purchased The Maypole Inn, Baddersley Ensor.
Work has now started on site to build twelve properties.
The development is due to be completed next March.
The development will provide a mix of predominately semi-detached units for low cost home ownership and rent.
In addition two bungalows will also be available.
It will be built in partnership with Mansell Construction Services, BM3 Architects and Walker Cotter.