The Eldon Street High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) is a four-year partnership project between Barnsley Council and Historic England. It is one of 68 HSHAZ schemes across the county, and one of only nine in Yorkshire and the North East. The scheme will run until the end of March 2024.

What is the HSHAZ for?

The Eldon Street HSHAZ will help to restore historic buildings on the west side of Eldon Street, between Regent Street and the junction of Market Hill. This part of the street is within the Regent Street, Church Street and Market Hill conservation area.

The Heritage Action Zone project will:

  • Improve the physical condition of one of Barnsley’ most important historic high streets and improve visitor flow and connectivity in the town.
  • Create a new social and cultural hub around the historic entrance to the Civic and reconnect with local communities.
  • Contribute to a sustainable model for future growth and development of the high street and wider town centre
  • Involve local communities, stakeholders and young people in the programme.

The scheme will fund conservation repairs to key historic buildings through grants to building owners, and support works to bring upper floorspace back into commercial use. Building owners wanting to bring upper floorspace back into use will need to complete a business case to show that the planned future use is viable.

Get involved

The HAZ will also deliver a range of engagement and consultation activities with local people and businesses, working with Barnsley Archives and Barnsley Museums, as well as other local partners, to help to explore and celebrate the heritage and stories of this important part of Barnsley town centre.

Find out more

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