The Glass Works

Barnsley Metropolitan Council


Submission summary: The Glass Works (TGW) is the transformative 3.8-hectares regeneration of Barnsley town centre. Barnsley Metropolitan Council (BMBC) is demonstrating the seismic impact investment can have on a town centre. It celebrates Barnsley’s diverse heritage, delivering: 

  • A state-of-the-art library
  • A home for Barnsley’s 800-year-old market
  • Enhanced public realm / new retail 

Phase 2 is under construction (completion 2021) and includes a new public square, shops, leisure, multi-storey car park and bridge.

Throughout the £180m investment, BMBC capitalised on local assets to create accessible spaces that promote culture and a sense of community, whilst unlocking the long-term potential of the wider region

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