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Our first 'Ultra Site’

We have registered The Glass Works, a multi-million pound regeneration project funded by Barnsley Council, as our very first Considerate Constructors Scheme ‘Ultra Site’.

With only 21 Ultra Sites currently registered in the UK, we are one of only a handful of firms and suppliers taking construction to the next level with this marque. The primary aim of the Ultra Site initiative is to create sites that become beacons of best practice in the industry and a catalyst for exceptional leadership, collaboration and innovation.

As a Partner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme since 2011, we are fully committed to improving our performance across all our projects and the wider construction industry.

We’re very proud to be in a position to register The Glass Works as an Ultra Site and we hope it will be the first of many such sites for us. This achievement is all down to the fact that we have an excellent team of skilled and highly professional people working collaboratively together to deliver the very highest standards of construction across the entire project. Ultra Site status is very well-deserved industry recognition for their continued efforts to deliver excellence.

Richard Grafton, Head of Policy & Compliance for Henry Boot Construction

Public Square CGI looking towards Cineworld as part of the Glass Works Phase 2
Public Square CGI looking towards Cineworld as part of the Glass Works Phase 2

In order to provide the highest standards of considerate construction, a collaborative working model is established where those subcontractors and suppliers on Ultra Sites are also registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to encourage whole site working practices. The collaborative working model recognises the importance of excellent client relations and involvement.

Work is underway on the second phase of the project, which includes 26 new retail units, a 13 screen Cineworld, Superbowl UK, seven restaurants and cafes, a new public square and 500-space car park. The first phase included the new Library @ the Lightbox which opened on 13 July 2019 and the newly refurbished Barnsley Market which opened in November 2018.

The entire project is expected to be completed in 2021 and will provide a vibrant town centre that is welcoming, safe and accessible for all. Professional teams include Queensberry and Turner & Townsend.