The Glass Works in Barnsley: New Look to open store in town this July

Barnsley is to welcome a New Look store into its The Glass Works development this coming July.

The retailer will open a 5,244 sq ft outlet in the town.

New Look has operated from Cheapside in recent years but took the opportunity to move to new premises in The Glass Works when its lease came up for renewal. Superdrug are still retailing from their Cheapside store and continuing business as usual.

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Councillor Sir Steve Houghton said: “The Glass Works is proving a resounding retail success and New Look’s move locks the brand into Barnsley town centre for the foreseeable future.

The Glass Works in Barnsley

“Whether you’re shopping, eating, drinking, or enjoying a family day out, there are many fantastic reasons to visit Barnsley.”

The Glass Works, Barnsley’s newest development and public space in the town centre, was unveiled in September 2021.

Peter Rodgers, New Look’s Head of Retail – Central Division said: “We are excited to announce our brand-new store in The Glassworks opening on July 21st, where we will continue to provide our New Look customers in Barnsley with a great fashion focussed shopping experience. Our existing Cheapside store will close on July 20 and we look forwarding to welcoming our existing and new visitors to our new store.”

Alex Hyams, Senior Leasing Manager at Queensberry said: “The pandemic and changing nature of the high street has thrown up many difficulties but Barnsley has managed to proactively tackle these to achieve fundamental improvements to their town centre.

“The Glass Works is now more than 80 per cent let. Considering the headwinds we’ve faced it’s very impressive and we have more news to come. Barnsley is proving to be a real success story.”

Visitors to Barnsley next month will be able to participate in nature trails and family activities as part of a summer programme of event.