Henry Boot Construction wins prestigious national award for work on Barnsley Market

Glass Works contractor scoops gong for Collaboration of the Year at National Federation of Builders Awards

Henry Boot Construction – the contractor working on The Glass Works – is celebrating after winning the award for Collaboration of the Year at the National Federation of Builders Awards for its work on the refurbishment of Barnsley Market alongside Barnsley Council.

Henry Boot – the contractor for phase one of the scheme – was commended for working closely with the council to keep 100 market stalls trading throughout the redevelopment of the town centre and refurbishment of the Metropolitan Centre – now part of The Glass Works.

The work started in 2015 with the opening of the temporary yellow market on May Day Green, before Market Parade opened its doors on the ground floor of the recently demolished multi-storey car park a year later in order to keep market traders trading.

Alongside the council, Henry Boot ensured trade was maintained throughout the duration of the refurbishment of the Metropolitan Centre – which reopened as part of The Glass Works in November last year, including on Thursdays for the first time in its history.

The NFB said: “Creativity, excellent risk management and exemplary collaborative working saw 100 market stalls continue trading throughout.”

Ryan O’Loughlin, Project Director at Henry Boot, said: “The team have demonstrated that major projects can be successfully delivered through a partnering arrangement. Co-location played a major part as issues could be resolved quickly with openness and trust on a fast-moving project. We look forward to continuing the partnership throughout 2019.”

Matt Gladstone, Executive Director for Place at Barnsley Council, said: “We’re delighted that Henry Boot has won this prestigious award – it’s testament to its staff’s ongoing commitment and hard work through the first phase of the regeneration of the town centre.

“We worked hard as a council alongside Henry Boot to ensure market traders could carry on trading through the refurbishment of the Metropolitan Centre, and the town is now reaping the rewards with our fantastic new market which opened last year.”

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