2015 - November 2015

Henry Boot Construction begin work on New CEAG Car Park for Better Barnsley – 13/11/15

Barnsley MBC
Better Barnsley
Better Barnsley

We have been appointed by Barnsley Council to construct the first stage of the ambitious Better Barnsley redevelopment scheme.

Until now, the focus has been on demolition and space clearance but on Monday, 9 November work will commence on the former CEAG site, which will see it transformed into a car park with enough space for 170 vehicles by March 2016.

There will be dedicated spaces with locking facilities for motorcycles and 10 secure cycle storage lockers. There have been numerous requests for both types of provision via consultation events and comments made in the Better Barnsley shop.

It will also house a charging point for electric vehicles. Works will be managed by Barnsley Councils Highways Team.

An exciting feature of the new carpark will be the light wall, which will improve the retaining wall to the Harborough Hill Road flyover.

It is a nod to the history of CEAG, which was established in 1912 when the company won a government competition to design a safety lamp.

By 1919 about 500,000 of the lamps had been made and the manufacture of cap lamps for miners continued until 2005. The firm still supplies many types of industrial lighting and used the site from 1936 until 2006 when it moved to a new location.

The light wall design is intended to have a dramatic effect on this part of the site and greatly enhance the sense of arrival into the town by train. It will also provide significantly enhanced lighting levels, and therefore security, in this part of the site.

Low energy LED down lights will be set within the grooves cast into the concrete retaining wall at high level.

Solar panels will be used to power the car park lighting and its other energy requirements.

“This is another really positive development in our plans to create Better Barnsley as it will provide a permanent, long term solution for visitor parking in the town centre. There will be a variety of options for a wide range of shoppers including older people, people with disabilities, and parents with children, cyclists and those who arrive from outside the town in mini buses.”

Cllr Roy Millar, Cabinet Spokesperson, Place

“As a local contractor, we are delighted to have been appointed to construct the new car parking to support the Better Barnsley town centre development. This is an exciting time for the people of Barnsley and we are proud to be part of it.”

Tony Shaw, Director, Henry Boot Construction

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager
sallen@henryboot.co.uk