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What is The Glass Works?

The Glass Works is the name given to the town centre redevelopment.

Full of retail, restaurants, cafes and leisure.  Work is well underway on this exciting project that will transform Barnsley town centre, it includes:

New town square 

A new modern landscaped public square where routes into the town centre meet. The square will be large enough for market stalls and public events, and will look into the refurbished indoor market.

Revamped metropolitan centre and markets 

Bright, open and inspiring, this newly refurbished space will create a flow between outdoor and indoor shopping and be easier to get to for shoppers and businesses. The new market and Market Kitchen is due to open fully in autumn 2018.

New shopping and leisure space

By extending Lambra Road there’ll be a new route behind the redeveloped indoor markets with new shopping and leisure opportunities.  Exciting new shops, restaurants, bowling and cinema.  

New community space central library 

Located on Mayday Green, this state of the art building will be a hub for community activity from spring 2019. Find out more about the plans here.

New bridge

Linking the new town square with the train and bus station, the bridge will open up routes to the new town centre. 

New car parking 

High-quality, safe, bright, and easy to access open-air car parking, with plenty of spaces. The new Market Gate car park is already complete and in 2020 there'll be a new multi-storey car park.

Read more about the changes

You can find out more about the town centre changes on The Glass Works website.  You can sign up to The Glass Works newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the town centre development.  

Imagine it

Want to know what the new town centre will look like?

See a fly-through video of the new plans.


Watch the video