Green light for Glass Works

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has approved Phase 2 of The Glass Works, the 590,000-sq ft scheme being brought forward in Barnsley town centre by Queensberry and Turner and Townsend, in conjunction with the council.

Phase 2 of the scheme will include the development of 100,000 sq ft of new retail space, over 25,000 sq ft of food & beverage units and over 90,000 sq ft of leisure facilities including a 13-screen Cineworld cinema and a Superbowl bowling alley. A 494 space-multi storey car park will support the project.

Phase 1 of the scheme, which is currently under construction, incorporates a new library and a new home for the 700-year old Barnsley Markets. Earlier this year the council committed a further £70m to fund the second phase of the scheme, bringing its total investment to £130m.

Stuart Harris, commercial director and co-founder of Queensberry, said: “Phase 2 will create an outstanding new retail and leisure facility for Barnsley,” and he added: “The Glass Works has already attracted a lot of interest from nationally renowned retailers and restaurants and we look forward to announcing some new occupiers in the coming months.”

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