THE Glass Works have been awarded funding from the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority.

The Local Growth Fund (LGF) is government funding awarded to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.

The money will fund three Barnsley schemes including the Glass Works.

The allocated funding will contribute to the new retail and restaurant units, Market Kitchen – a new dining experience for Barnsley, offices, and the demolition of the former multi-storey car park.

Coun Roy Miller said: “We’re delighted to secure this significant funding to support The Glass Works and two other projects in Barnsley. The Glass Works development will transform the town centre, and this funding will support the creation of a fantastic retail, leisure and dining offer.

"Overall it’s fantastic news for Barnsley; this investment will drive forward our plans for more and better jobs in the borough, strengthen our economic growth, and no doubt attract more visitors and businesses to the area. We have ambitious plans for Barnsley, and we are delighted this vision is being supported.”