Barnsley’s Town Centre project (The Glass Works) nearing completion of phase 1

The Glass Works is a £180m development project which has already regenerated the heart of Barnsley’s town centre, since works began two years ago. Once complete in 2021, The Glass Works will provide a modern and contemporary retail and leisure destination for the residents of Barnsley and beyond.

Appointed in 2017 by Henry Boot Construction, we have provided on-going independent Clerk of Works services across all phases of the development so far. Our involvement began with inspecting the quality of the new state-of-the-art Library @ the Lightbox – a new innovative community space, offering activities for all ages with quiet zones for study and reflection.

Following this, quality inspections have extended to the new retail and leisure areas, the famous award-winning Barnsley Markets and new Public Square and public realm.

 “Already Barnsley’s town centre has been transformed by The Glass Works and we are thrilled to be part of the wonderful transformation. The town centre is vibrant, and the new facilities have already made such a positive impact for Barnsley’s residents. We will continue to work systematically with the construction team onsite throughout the final phase of construction on the existing phase of works.”

Head of Marketing, Kathy Clarke

As a leading Quality Site Inspection provider, we have over 28 years of Building and M&E Clerk of Works experience, working with nationwide clients to champion quality in construction.

For further details about our Quality Inspection services, please visit our website:

Hickton Quality Control

Amber Court
51 Church Street
South Yorkshire
S74 8HT



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