Cannon Hall project is highly commended

A project by NPS Barnsley to restore and improve the Grade-II listed Cannon Hall building entrance has been highly commended at the annual Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The new entrance was designed to create a light and open space to welcome people as they arrive, and resolve accessibility issues for visitors. This included removal of the old porch which was replaced with a striking new structure and glass extension to the front of the building.

Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, Barnsley Council, said:

“We were delighted with the outcome of this project and to be highly commended in the Preservation and Rejuvenation category at the CEYH Awards is fantastic news, this reflects the careful planning and consideration by NPS Barnsley to fit in with existing architecture.

Conserving the local heritage of the area is important to us, the Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens is one of our most popular attractions, and the entrance is now much more accessible for our thousands of visitors that attend each year.”

See the full programme of events at Cannon Hall this summer at: http://www.cannon-hall.com/whats-on

Pictured at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards(L to R): Sue Thiedeman, Head of Culture & Visitor Economy; Karen Temple, Managing Director, NPS Barnsley; Lynn Dunning, Group Leader, Heritage & Arts. 

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