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Henry Boot picked for £36m Barnsley town centre regeneration

Barnsley town centre Henry Boot Shopping Boulevard

Barnsley Council has picked contractor Henry Boot for a £36m overhaul and regeneration of its town centre.

As part of the three-year construction programme for the first phase of Barnsley town centre’s redevelopment, Henry Boot will build a new central library, refurbish the town centre’s existing shop buildings, and re-model and extend the town’s Metropolitan Centre market buildings.

The regeneration will also include a new town square and additional public realm works, following the demolition of existing buildings.

Barnsley town centre Henry Boot Cinema and boulevard

Barnsley town centre Henry Boot Cinema and boulevard

The regen will include a new cinema and boulevard

Turner & Townsend has been picked as development manager for the scheme, alongside its partner Queensberry Real Estate.

The consultant will work with the council to provide private sector funding from a property company or institutional investor to build out the second phase of the town centre regeneration, developing approximately 200,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space, on land made available by demolition works for phase one.

Commenting on the deal, Henry Boot Construction operations director Tony Shaw said: “As a local contractor, we are delighted to have been appointed to construct the Better Barnsley town centre development.

“This is an exciting time for the people of Barnsley and we are proud to be part of it.”

Barnsley town centre Henry Boot New central library

Barnsley town centre Henry Boot New central library

Henry Boot will also build a central library as part of the deal

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