Project for

Barnsley Civic Enterprise

Originally opened in 1878 as the Barnsley Mechanic and Institute Public Hall, it’s also been used as a theatre, auditorium and art gallery until ongoing improvements came to a halt in the 2000’s.

Today though, it is being transformed into modern retail, leisure, offices and a ‘creation space’ – all while preserving the original features.

OFR was appointed in early 2023, developing a strategy for the baseline of the whole building.

"The restoration of the Barnsley Civic will provide the city with an exciting new leisure, office and retail venue"



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