Barnsley town centre by CZWG and Holder Mathias
Councillors swayed by “oriental kasbah” proposals
A proposed £70 million redevelopment of Barnsley town centre designed by CZWG and Holder Mathias has won planning permission.
The 52,000sq m scheme will replace an existing shopping centre with an indoor market, a shopping centre, six-screen cinema, cafés, restaurants and an 800-space car park.
Wilson Bowden Developments and Ashcroft Estates have formed a joint venture, the 1249 Regeneration Partnership, to build the project in the South Yorkshire town.
The developers compared the proposed indoor market to an “oriental kasbah”, referring to escalators rising through a three-storey market to restaurants on the top floor.
CZWG partner Piers Gough said: “Whilst being deliberately exciting in form and colour, the scheme is completely open, welcoming and easy to navigate by all, seamlessly joining up with the centre of the town.”
The project is due for completion in 2015.
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