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City Reach Building To Be Finished

Tuesday October 14 2014

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A PART-BUILT apartment complex will be finished next year - almost six years since work came to an abrupt end.

The City Reach building will be made into 86 apartments, with work expected to be finished in "nine to 11 months' time".

The concrete skeleton - which was conceived as a striking new addition to the Barnsley skyline when the development was given planning permission almost seven years ago - sold for £375,000 at auction in October.

The development, near Morrisons, was abandoned at the height of the recession but bought by Superior Living Limited.

"It has become a bit of an eyesore and a a beacon for drug users so to have it finished will tidy up that area and make it better," said Coun Doug Birkinshaw.

"If it's finished it will give us another 80 to 100 homes in the town centre area which has got to be good prosperity for the town."

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Reply Posted by bananas on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 11:58
2 guesses what ppl these will be allocated to.?

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 12:50
Allocated to? what are you talking about -

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 13:20
I would assume they will go to those that pay the rent / purchase price. I am not sure that they will be social housing?

Reply Posted by Ben on Thursday October 16 2014 at 09:57
If a company has bought the building, they will be private. About time it was finished IMO.

Reply Posted by Apples on Thursday October 16 2014 at 12:51
@bananas I'm guessing they will be SOLD to hard working people who can afford the mortgages.
I can assume from the fact the concept of mortgages are alien to you and you believe housing is "allocated" you have no issue living in social housing but take issue with others that do?

Reply Posted by Mr C on Sunday October 19 2014 at 13:52
Bout time the did something with it only nice thing about the building at the moment is the wall art someone has done

Reply Posted by Ann on Sunday October 19 2014 at 14:23
I don't care who they go to as long as they are finished and it gives local people a chance of a home time Barnsley put Barnsley folk first and looked after there own for a change, and make affordable homes and mortgages people can afford when working full time

Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday October 23 2014 at 08:23
ann, Barnsley folk will be the last, has usual.