Works underway on the Seam Digital Campus phase 1

Work is underway on the development of Seam Digital Campus phase 1. The Seam Digital Campus currently includes the Digital Media Centre (DMC) 01 and 02 and Barnsley College’s Sci-Tech Innovation Centre. These centres have become hubs of innovation and collaboration, attracting a diverse range of tech enterprises. 

Through Future High Street Funding we are now working towards the next part of the scheme, which will see enhancements to the Lower Seam. Phase one of the development will see the Lower Seam car park significantly improved, which will provide quality facilities for Campus users and visitors. 

In preparation for this scheme and to inform the work required, ground investigation works will commence on Monday 15 July for three weeks. This will mean the Seam Lower car park will be closed to all users. During this time, visitors can use our alternative car parks available across the Town Centre. Find out more at car parks and on street parking and planning your journey into Barnsley.  

Following on from this, work is expected to start in early 2025. The Lower Seam car park will be closed for the duration of these works.  

Matt O’Neill, Executive Director for Growth and Sustainability said: “If we stand still, the borough’s economy will stand still. We see the Seam as the heart of Barnsley's future economy, leading our ambitions towards a Growing Barnsley that supports tech and digital innovation, building on the success of the DMCs already on the site and Barnsley College Sci-Tech Centre.

“The project not only enhances our Town Centre, but creates an innovative and high-quality public realm that will drive growth and make Barnsley a destination for digital businesses.

“I’d like to thank residents, businesses and commuters for their patience and cooperation as we begin these transformative works including the temporary closure of the Lower Seam car park."  

For more information visit Seam Development | The Seam  or read our Seam FAQ’s.

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