In case you didn’t know, the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley is having a major facelift and Sheridan Lifts will be getting involved!

This large scale, £8.5m redevelopment will totally transform the public realm of the town centre.

Comprising of a brand-new town square large enough for market stalls and public events, a new community space central library on Mayday Green, connecting bridges linking the town square with the train and bus station, car parking and a wide array of new shops and leisure space, this is serious news for the residents of this small town.

The Glass Works, Barnsley

Providing a brand-new community hub at the heart of Barnsley, the development is expected to bring around 25 shops in total complete with up to 500 car parking spaces. The town centre’s existing multi-storey car park was demolished at the end of January with much of the rubble being kept on site and recycled to use during the next phase of the re-development.

Think retail stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure pursuits to really modernise the town. The indoor market will be fully refurbished whilst new shops will be added behind it on Lambra Road along with a bowling alley and cinema.

Library @The Lightbox will hold a commanding position with its striking glass design and provide an innovative space for all ages with quiet zones for study and reflection and computer terminals.

Market kitchen is located on the upper floor of the market hall and will provide a brand-new eating experience with outlets and units available for lease, and three of the traditional market cafes are already open.

Barnsley markets will now be adjoining with the refurbishment of the Metropolitan centre – providing a new, modern and spacious environment.

The Glass Works, Barnsley

So how are Sheridan Lifts involved?


Well, we have been employed to install passenger lists across numerous different zones of this far-reaching regeneration site. We’ll be installing lifts at the multi-storey car park as well as throughout the brand new Cineworld cinema complex and within the Superbowl UK bowling alley. We will also be installing lifts within several of the retail spaces and service areas on site.

This work is still in the planning stages of development and we will bring you more news right here on our blog once the project is underway, with regular updates assured!

If you are a developer or a construction firm in need of a UK lift company, do bear us in mind!