GB Building Solutions has started work on the £17.5m redevelopment of Abraham Moss High School, Crumpsall in Manchester.
The new 1,200-place Crescent Road school designed by Ellis Williams Architects will sit within a 40-acre development including a leisure centre, theatre, library, recording studio and further education facilities.
Cllr Sheila Newman, Manchester City Council executive member for children's services, said: "The rebuild and refurbishment of Abraham Moss is hugely significant to north Manchester and part of a wider regeneration plan. The campus is a popular community resource with almost 3,500 people using the site every day and the school is at the heart of this activity. The new facilities at the school will transform the way education is delivered and help students reach their full potential."
The rebuild and refurbishment at Abraham Moss High School is part of Manchester City Council's £509m Building Schools for the Future and Academies programme which will see all of Manchester's 33 secondary schools either rebuilt or refurbished.
Work at Abraham Moss High School is due for completion by summer 2012. A new Metrolink tram stop is due to open at Abraham Moss in the summer of 2011.