May 19, 2022

High street store New Look is to open a new 5244 sq ft store in Barnsley.

The fashion favourite will be opening a new store in The Glass Works in July.

Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of a string of leasing announcements which brings major brands including Fridays, Flannels, River Island, Cineworld, Nandos and The Botanist, to the town.

The Glass Works, Barnsley’s newest development and public space in the town centre, was unveiled in September 2021 as an exciting new location for retail, leisure, learning and food and drink.

A new public square that connects The Glass Works with the transport interchange and the wider town centre is now buzzing with activity.

New Look has operated from Cheapside in recent years but took the opportunity to move to new premises in The Glass Works when its lease came up for renewal.  Superdrug are still retailing from their Cheapside store and continuing business as usual.

Councillor Sir Steve Houghton CBE said: “The Glass Works is proving a resounding retail success and New Look’s move locks the brand into Barnsley town centre for the foreseeable future. Whether you’re shopping, eating, drinking, or enjoying a family day out, there are many fantastic reasons to visit Barnsley.’

Peter Rodgers, New Look’s Head of Retail – Central Division said: “We are excited to announce our brand new store in The Glassworks opening on July 21st, where we will continue to provide our New Look customers in Barnsley with a great fashion focussed shopping experience. Our existing Cheapside store will close on the 20th July and we look forwarding to welcoming our existing and new visitors to our new store”

Alex Hyams, Senior Leasing Manager at Queensberry said: “The pandemic and changing nature of the high street has thrown up many difficulties but Barnsley has managed to proactively tackle these to achieve fundamental improvements to their town centre.

“The Glass Works is now more than 80% let. Considering the headwinds we’ve faced it’s very impressive and we have more news to come. Barnsley is proving to be a real success story.”

Visitors to Barnsley will also be able to enjoy a packed programme of activities across the town centre throughout 2022.

Throughout June, the town is celebrating the big outdoors with nature trails and family activities. Visitors will also be able to get involved with a fun tennis ball trail which forms part of the ‘Barnsley Serves the World’ Slazenger exhibition at Experience Barnsley. Find out more by visiting

July brings a sport and music theme with top cycling road races, music festivals, and Pride. In August, Barnsley embraces dance and movement with various events to get shoppers moving and in the summer spirit.

For more information about what’s on in Barnsley visit