The firm has secured a £20m contract to construct the Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre in the Crumpsall area of the city.
Laing O’Rourke has started structural demolition of the existing aging facilities, which will make way for a sports hall, two squash courts, gym and dance studio, along with a modern library.
The facility will also have a six-lane swimming pool, learner pool, steam room and sauna.
Laing O’Rourke’s project manager, George Holgate, said: “Our experience on leisure centres across Manchester was key to our appointment to bring the visions for the Abraham Moss library and leisure centre to life.”
Previously the firm has delivered Hough End, Levenshulme Arcadia and East Manchester Leisure Centres for Manchester City Council.
Laing O’Rourke will utilise its in-house vertical supply team to deliver Abraham Moss. Crown House Technologies will provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) modules and plant equipment, which will be designed and manufactured at its Oldbury facility.
These will be delivered to site on a ‘just in time’ schedule and installed to service the entire building.
Concrete specialists, Expanded Geotechnical will construct the substructure, drainage and landscaping elements of the building. Stone and tiling specialist Vetter UK will screed and tile the new pools, changing village and atrium areas.