The Government has released an artist's impression of the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Southern Cross Campus in Auckland's Mangere.

Construction is underway on the redevelopment's $23.5 million second stage, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

The campus is a co-ed school for years 1 to 13 in Mangere, Auckland.

"This stage of the redevelopment will see 24 new teaching spaces built, along with a new multi-purpose centre, library and administration facilities," Parata said.

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The first stage saw the creation of a new $3.5 million trades academy.

Hospitality tutor Karl Brown with Southern Cross students Luisa Pulu, 16 (left), and Bettina Adriano, 17, in the hospitality kitchen last month. Photo / File
Hospitality tutor Karl Brown with Southern Cross students Luisa Pulu, 16 (left), and Bettina Adriano, 17, in the hospitality kitchen last month. Photo / File

"This latest investment will deliver state-of-the-art learning spaces, to inspire and support students to achieve to the very best of their abilities."

As well as the trades academy, Southern Cross Campus shares its site with a kura, a daycare, a special school satellite unit and early childhood centres.

"The construction work now underway at Southern Cross Campus mirrors similar projects happening all across Auckland, as we modernise schools and expand capacity to create a 21st Century learning environment."

Parata said that since June, work had started on over $150 million worth of upgrades and redevelopments, including at Takapuna Primary School, Bayswater School, Western Springs College, Freemans Bay School, Papatoetoe Central School and The Gardens School.

"This huge investment reflects the Government's commitment to meeting the needs of students in our largest and fastest-growing city, now and into the future."