17/05/2017

The Glass Works: Planning application submitted for Phase 2

A planning application for the second phase of The Glass Works – the £120m scheme transforming Barnsley Town Centre – has now been submitted by development managers Queensberry and Turner & Townsend.

With construction of the new library now underway, attention has turned to the exciting second phase of the scheme, which will see the development of new shops, family-friendly restaurants, a multi-storey car park and a large public square.

This phase will also see the highly-anticipated openings of both Cineworld and Superbowl UK. Cineworld will be opening a next-generation multiplex cinema with 13 screens, whilst Superbowl UK will boast 12 advanced bowling lanes, as well as Lazer Quest, Crazy Club and a modern amusement arcade.

In March, consultation took place on this phase of the scheme, which featured an on-screen fly-through video and large image boards to explain how the finished scheme will look. In addition, members of Barnsley Council and experts from Queensberry and the scheme’s architects, IBI Group, were on hand to answer people’s questions.

Stuart Harris, Commercial Director and Co-Founder at Queensberry, said:
“The submission of this planning application is the culmination of many months of hard work and we’re very pleased to have reached this milestone.

“We’ve been delighted by the positive response to the plans since they were unveiled back in March. There was a strong turnout for the public consultation events and the response to the scheme was extremely positive. The Glass Works is a development for the people of Barnsley, so it was hugely important that they had an opportunity to have their say on this major transformation. It has allowed us to take on board people’s views and incorporate these into the planning application for Phase 2.”

Subject to planning, construction of this phase of the scheme will begin in winter 2018.