Market Parade – the temporary market building under Barnsley town centre’s multi-storey car park – will close for one day only on Monday 24 September to safely allow initial demolition works to take place that will enable the next phase of the Glass Works project to commence.
The demolition works will take place on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 September. Market Parade will open for business as usual from Tuesday 25 September. May Day Green Market, the newly opened Food Hall and the open market will trade as normal.
Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “The safety of our traders, customers and staff during the demolition phase of works is paramount which is why we have had to make the decision to close Market Parade .
“We’re committed to working with our traders throughout the regeneration of the town centre, and very much look forward to welcoming them into their new home in The Glass Works at the start of November.
“It’s incredibly important that the people of Barnsley continue to support our famous markets throughout the regeneration work and beyond the completion of The Glass Works in 2021.”
Market Parade – one of two temporary homes for Barnsley Market traders along with May Day Green – is still open for business as usual until the new Market Hall opens in The Glass Works, with an official opening set to take place on Saturday, 3 November.
This follows the hugely successful opening of the new Barnsley Market Food Hall on 31 August – the first part of The Glass Works to open to the public and the first market to be open six days a week, with the addition of Thursday openings.