Work is starting on a new $10.4 million facility at the Indianapolis campus for Ivy Tech State College, the campus's first new building in more than 20 years.

School officials gathered Monday with Congressman Andre Carson for a groundbreaking ceremony at the building's site near the current campus north of the city's downtown.

Carson said that his late grandmother, Rep. Julia Carson, "got the ball rolling" on securing funding for the project.

The building is expected to be completed in October. It will house a campus library, academic offices, computer labs, a city bus system stop and a 500-space parking garage.

Enrollment for Ivy Tech's central Indiana region has grown 120 percent in the last five years to about 25,000 students.