Barnsley's new

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News from the Glass Works

Library @ the Lightbox opens as a ‘cornerstone’ of The Glass Works

Library @ the Lightbox – the first new build of The Glass Works development – officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday 13 July, with a jam-packed day of celebrations and family entertainment. ... 

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Explore and discover Barnsley’s new town centre. Business opportunities. Community events. Light lunches. An evening treat. Inspiration to learn. Finding the perfect gift. Whatever visitors need, The Glass Works should provide it all.

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Set for a Spring 2012 opening

A community hub at the heart of Barnsley

A community hub at the heart of Barnsley

The Glass Works is the future vision for Barnsley’s town centre, offering exciting ways for the community to connect, shop, and discover new leisure activities and business opportunities.

The new public realm will bring the town together, with a brand new state of the art Library @ the Lightbox, a refurbished market, around 25 shops, 7 restaurants and a 13-screen Cineworld and Superbowl UK, plus up to 500 car parking spaces all housed within this beautifully designed central destination.