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Demolition plans revealed for town centre

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Thursday 5th June 2014
Barnsley Market

THE multi-storey car park and semi-open market will be flattened as part of the redevelopment of the town centre, the council confirmed this week.

The Jumble Lane level crossing could also be confined to history, replaced by a walkway leading pedestrians from the interchange over the railway line, straight into the market.

The £41m redevelopment plans were announced in the Chronicle in January but latest developments have only been revealed this week.


The adjacent Metropolitan Centre and indoor market hall are structurally sound, and will be stripped back to its concrete skeleton for a thorough refurbishment.

The whole project scheduled to be complete by September 2017.


** The full story will appear in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated June 6. **

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Posted by Thingybobby I Thu 5th Jun 2014 at 5:12pm

What's betting that, once "stripped back", the condition, or the damage, in doing so, is so serious as to blow the budget, YET AGAIN, a la Digital Region.

In the meantime,town centre businesses will be left deserted, sweeping up the muck that shoppers will NOT want to wade through.

Congratulations, Barnsley Council on killing off, what they should be protecting!

I wonder who will profit from this venture?

Posted by Whatchermacallit I Thu 5th Jun 2014 at 5:23pm

Nothing like a good old moan with a political axe to grind. It's what makes our World so exciting?

Posted by K Driver I Fri 13th Jun 2014 at 9:52pm

As a former 'inmate' of Central Offices above the shops, the whole structure has long been a disgrace and not worthy of keeping.

It is frustrating to remember far nicer town centre buildings have been lost since the 1960s, specifically on Church Street and Pitt Street.

but I'd better get off my hobby horse........b