Barnsley Council supporting local supply chain

Barnsley Council and its contractor, Henry Boot Construction, are continuing to support the local supply chain after appointing Barnsley-based contractor, Billington Structures Ltd, to provide an £11 million structural steel package for Phase 2 of The Glass Works.

The contract covers the second stage of The Glass Works – Barnsley Council’s town centre regeneration scheme, which commenced in March 2016 and has seen the creation of Library @ the Lightbox and the transformation of Barnsley Markets.

Barnsley Council always had the ambition to put as much of the project costs as possible directly back into the local economy. Henry Boot Construction placed £20 million worth of subcontract orders with Barnsley-based contractors, underlining the company’s commitment to the local community and workforce.

Commenting on the structural steel package, Ryan O’Loughlin, Director, Henry Boot Construction, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Billington Structures Ltd. on Phase 2 of The Glass Works project, which continues our commitment to investing in Barnsley-based businesses wherever possible.”

Mark Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Billington Structures Ltd, said:
“Billington are delighted to be working closely with Henry Boot on this very exciting development for Barnsley. As a significant employer in the area, we are particularly looking forward to successfully delivering this major local project. The scheme will make a huge impact in Barnsley and surrounding areas, creating new jobs and opportunities.”

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said:
“One of the main aims of The Glass Works is to put money from the project costs back into the local economy where possible, helping to create jobs and training opportunities for local people. By awarding Billington Structures this contract we’re fulfilling that aim.”

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