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The Glass Works Ultra Site receives Certificate of Excellence

Ultra Site Certificate of Excellence received from the Considerate Constructors Scheme

Following an inspection from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the retail and leisure phase of The Glass Works has received a prestigious Certificate of Excellence.

Earlier this year, the second construction phase of The Glass Works was registered as our first ‘Ultra Site’, meaning the project is held to a higher criteria standard.

A Certificate of Excellence is only awarded to sites that achieve at least 8 points of out 9 in each of the following categories: Care About Appearance, Respect the Community, Protect the Environment, Secure Everyone’s Safety and Value Their Workforce. The Glass Works Phase 2 achieved these high standards and achieved perfect scores of 9 in the Respect the Community and Secure Everyone’s Safety categories.

The project has made exceptional efforts to consider their impact on the neighbours and public. Even during these difficult times, the project has continued to contribute and support the local community and businesses through the Better Barnsley Bond.

Caroline Barker, Monitor, Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Certificate of Excellence received for Phase 2 comes only weeks after the Library @ The Lightbox won a Gold Award from the CCS.

Steve Green, Project Director said: “We are delighted to have received a certificate that recognises our on-going commitment to considerate construction in a variety of areas. We will continue to take steps to ensure that the Ultra Site leaves a legacy to be proud of in Barnsley.”

About the project

Funded by Barnsley Council, The Glass Works project includes 25 new retail units, a 13-screen Cineworld, Superbowl UK, seven restaurants/cafes, a new public square and 500 plus-space car park. The first phase included the new Library @ The Lightbox and the newly refurbished Barnsley Markets and Market Kitchen.

The entire project is expected to be completed in 2021 and will provide a vibrant new heart to Barnsley town centre – one that is welcoming, safe and accessible for all.

Alongside the ongoing jobs in construction, the scheme is anticipated to deliver up to 1,100 local jobs in the long term.

Professional teams include Queensberry and Turner & Townsend.