NEXT has signed up to be the first retailer in the £130m Glass Works development in the town centre, alongside the already confirmed Cineworld and Superbowl UK.

Barnsley Council and development manager Queensberry has confirmed the clothing, footwear and home retailer will take up the chief pitch within the shopping mall.

The 20,000 sq ft Next store will be spread over two floors and will replace the town centre’s existing Next store in the Alhambra - which will remain open until the new store is ready.

It has previously been confirmed that a Cineworld 13-screen multiplex cinema and Superbowl UK, which will offer ten pin bowling, laser quest and a creche, have signed up for The Glass Works.

The scheme is due to be completed in 2020.

Full story in this week's Barnsley Chronicle.