The Glass Work
A CGI of the new development in Barnsley.
Rebecca Wayman

Barnsley town centre set for major overhaul with upcoming £180m leisure and retail site

A Leeds-based engineering business is providing full civil and structural engineering services on the second phase of a regeneration scheme aiming to transform Barnsley’s town centre.

Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers was awarded the contract by Henry Boot Construction Limited, the principal contractor on The Glass Works - Barnsley town centre’s £180m redevelopment - that will provide a retail and leisure offering.

The second stage of The Glass Works build is currently under construction, and Adept is responsible for designing the foundations and steel frames for four key buildings.

They will be home to retail and leisure facilities including 26 new retail units, a 13 screen Cineworld, seven family restaurants, a Superbowl UK bowling, soft play and laser quest, a new public square and a 500-space multi-storey car park.

Erol Erturan, Adept’s managing director, said: “This is a hugely exciting project that has already seen the creation of the Library @ the Lightbox this summer and the relocation and rejuvenation of Barnsley Markets and opening of the Market Kitchen.

“We are proud to be involved in Barnsley town centre’s impressive transformational regeneration scheme which is expected to be completed in 2021.

“This scheme will see 125,000 sq ft of retail, café and restaurant space created within four buildings, framing a landscaped Public Square, along with more than 90,000 sq ft of leisure facilities. The result will be a genuine destination for shoppers in Barnsley that is on par with some of the North of England’s best mixed use, retail led developments.”

Confirmed names for the scheme so far include Next, Sports Direct and USC, Nando’s, Muffin Break, independent restaurant MEET, Coffee Boy and JD Sports.

Adept has also been involved designing the buildings with transfer structures to ensure Yorkshire Water has access to the existing main sewer, which runs under part of the proposed buildings, and has focused on the isolating sound proof designs for the cinema.

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