May, 2017Barnsley Town Centre regeneration steaming ahead

The regeneration of Barnsley town centre has taken another leap forward this week, with the submission of a planning application for phase 2 of the project.

The £120m scheme, that Met Consultancy Group has been a part of since 2014, was in the news last month when ground was broken on phase 1, and construction of The Glass Works officially begun.

Originally commissioned at £50m, Barnsley City Council announced in March they were committing to fund an additional £70m to the project, enabling planning for the second phase of the scheme to go ahead. The development has already secured its first two tenants, with the final proposals including a range of new shops, restaurants, multiplex cinema and bowling alley on the site, alongside a brand new home for Barnsley’s historic markets, a cutting-edge central library and community leisure space.

The final scheme is scheduled for completion in May 2020, and Met are looking forward to seeing the development progress, bringing innovation and vibrancy to the town centre and Barnsley region. We are thrilled to have been involved in such an impactful project, providing topographical surveys, utility mapping and underground laser scanning in the early stages of planning, which informed applications, architectural designs and construction plans.

We wish the team the best of luck with the pending planning application.

You can see a fly-through of The Glass Works proposed development here: http://theglassworksbarnsley.com/gallery/

 

 

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