Jewson has partnered with award-winning contractor, Henry Boot Construction, as part of the ‘Better Barnsley’ project.
The regeneration scheme includes the construction of retail and leisure space, with areas for food and drink. A new library and landscaped public open space, including a market square, will also be created following the demolition of existing buildings.
Henry Boot Construction is responsible for delivering phase one of the £120 million town centre redevelopment, and the local Jewson branch will supply building materials for the development of the town centre over a three year period.
As well as improvements to the town, the project is also investing in the local community. Jewson has worked with Henry Boot Construction to promote and contribute to a Skills Village, which will help local people to get a foothold in construction industry. Jewson donated cement, air bricks, sand and a number of other materials to the recently-completed project.
Jewson’s Barnsley branch will also offer work experience placements to local school children and apprenticeships as part of the project. One apprenticeship placement will be made available each year, with the opportunity to be employed as a permanent member of staff when completed.
Ryan O’Loughlin, Project Director at Henry Boot Construction, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the strategic partnership with Jewson for the town centre regeneration project. As a trusted partner, Jewson has shown a substantial commitment to employment and training in Barnsley, so we’re sure this collaboration will secure local jobs while providing significant training opportunities as part of the project.”
Shaun Flint, Sales Manager at Jewson, said: “We’re always looking for ways to support the communities we work in, so when Henry Boot Construction asked for our help to build a better Barnsley, we didn’t think twice. There’s an exciting three years ahead so we’re looking forward to working with Henry Boot Construction and can’t wait to see the finished result.”