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Work On New Markets Could Start Next Year

Sunday June 12 2011



Council leader Steve Houghton has revealed that work on the new town centre for Barnsley could start as early as next year.
He said on We Are Barnsley's Live Chat last week that he was aware that some people may be skeptical as to whether it would happen or not as it has been a long time in coming.
But he promises the council is working hard to secure the scheme.
The architects behind the proposed redesign of Barnsley Market have released this video showing what the new town centre could look like.
CZWG Architects released the video after the council held a consultation event last week. What do you think of the plan?


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Reply Posted by pilley mark on Sunday May 29 2011 at 11:31
looks great are there enough pound shops and charity shops to fill it

Reply Posted by Dawn 1912 on Sunday May 29 2011 at 13:40
Great reminds me of the florida outlets which are filled with boutiques and great labelled shops etc,  apart from the market building which has a look of w/cs.Question is there really enough interest for Barnsley to fill these shops with designer boutiques and interesting shops instead of charity shops and more pubs?

Reply Posted by Janet on Sunday May 29 2011 at 17:55
Completely devoid of character.

Reply Posted by aspiemum on Monday May 30 2011 at 18:51
Looks really disabled friendly....not.

Reply Posted by Craigpatrickm on Monday May 30 2011 at 20:23
I live in Liverpool and it looks very similar in design to our new shopping centre Liverpool One - it has great cinemas and places to eat. Is this type of think included in the design for Barnsley? 

Reply Posted by Bobby on Monday May 30 2011 at 21:10
10 years on and another fancy flythrough by does anyone remember remaking barnsley? it was the whole tuscan village thing the council was talking about, a long time ago. The halo a wall around the town centre and all that rubbish. There were plans for a market then different but should have been finished about 2 years ago at the latest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GY7_Uo2zYs dont hold your breath the council takes years to get anything done spending your taxes on consultants and silly proposals all when it comes to doing anything the money will have run out. check out the link and try to laugh - or cry. Barnsley Council have a lot to answer for and its time we started asking questions

Reply Posted by Rwarburton on Tuesday May 31 2011 at 07:16
I think it looks great, although I sincerely hope that they do not paint it like the bus station... it looks silly. 

Reply Posted by Darren Morris on Tuesday May 31 2011 at 11:20
having vision is great but lets be realistic. Barnsley needs high street names and a good market to keep people shopping there. I hope theres more substance to this than previous attempts. 
And where is all the green???
Barnsley town centre has, for too long, been a sea of 70's concrete, arent we just replacing characterless 70's concrete with characterless 2010 concrete & glass.  

Reply Posted by Izzie on Wednesday June 1 2011 at 10:44
I think it's pretty good- although I also think a  bit of water somewhere would improve it- a  small blue pool or water feature down where the seating area is or something.

Reply Posted by RYAN on Sunday June 12 2011 at 22:19
it looks great for myself but my wife is in a wheel chair now how the hell is gonna get around the market and shops all it shows it steps