The Glass Works is the name of the exciting new retail and leisure development that includes Cineworld and Superbowl UK as well as a range of new shops and family friendly restaurants.
At the heart of it will be Barnsley Market, rated one of the best markets in Yorkshire and a state-of-the-art community facility and library which will look over a stunning new public square.
Barnsley town centre will be transformed into a place where people can shop, socialise and relax, both during the day and into the evening.
Over the next three years visitors will see this proud transformation taking shape; the re-housing of the famous markets, hoardings around key areas of the development and a changing landscape, as buildings are demolished to make way for the new scheme.
Market traders have been relocated to light and airy purpose built temporary market buildings whilst their new home is ready and have been well received by both shoppers and the traders.
The flagship in The Glass Works, the new £5.3m library and community space, will be the first part of the development to complete in autumn 2018, providing the community with a state-of-the-art facility in which to learn, unwind and socialise.
Throughout the transformation the town centre remains open for business. The markets are bustling; the major high street names continue to thrive, town centre events are drawing the crowds, and the stunning Victorian Arcade and wide range of new independent businesses are bringing people in to the town.
A computer generated fly through of The Glass Works can be seen here, giving a real feel of what it will be like when it launches in 2020.