BANGOR — Husson University trustees have given their approval for a new five-story building on campus.

Officials at the Bangor school say the multipurpose building — which will cost more than $11 million — will have classrooms, faculty offices and suite-style living space for 240 students. Construction will begin in April, with completion slated for August 2012.

The university is also planning to expand and renovate the Dickerman Dining Commons at a cost of more than $3 million. The plan calls for a 10,000-square-foot expansion, a new kitchen and service area as well as a total renovation to the dining area.

Husson has seen its enrollment triple in the past 15 years, to 3,000 students.