Henry Boot secures second stage of £180 million regeneration project

LONDON: Henry Boot PLC, a company engaged in land promotion, property investment and development, and construction, announces that its subsidiary, Henry Boot Construction Limited has signed a contract with Barnsley Council to deliver Phase 2 of The Glass Works development scheme.

The Glass Works Phase 2 is the second stage of a £180 million regeneration project which commenced back in March 2016. Phase 1, also completed by Henry Boot Construction, saw the creation of the new state-of-the-art Library, the Lightbox and the transformation of Barnsley Markets, to establish a new home for the town’s market traders.

Phase 2 of the works are set to include 100,000 sq ft of new retail space for a variety of shops and over 25,000 sq. ft of cafés and restaurants that will frame a new landscaped public square and create a new shopping route.

Two key leisure anchors – Cineworld and Superbowl UK and more than 90,000 sq. ft of leisure facilities will also be delivered. Cineworld will offer a modern, 13 screen multiplex cinema, whilst Superbowl UK will provide a fun environment for all ages with ten pin bowling.

Commenting on the contract, Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction, said: “We are delighted to have secured Phase 2 of The Glass Works, building on the success of Phase 1 where we maintained exceptional working relationships with our partners and supply chain, working collaboratively together to deliver the project to the very highest standards. We also recognise the hard work and diligence of our pre-construction team in securing Phase 2.

“This is a really exciting time for the people of Barnsley and as a local contractor we are very proud to be on the journey with them.”

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