A £1.7 million contract will see construction company Harris CM transform an existing Barnsley office building into an innovative workplace which will form part of the town’s Digital Media Centre.
Harris CM was appointed by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the refurbishment of the 24,433 sq ft, four storey building, located in Barnsley town centre on County Way, is due to complete in May 2020.
Known as DMC 02, it will provide eight large offices over three floors, with a ground floor co-working space and a brand-new maker space and Internet of Things lab which will aid companies, students and start-ups in their development and progress.
Last month it was revealed that DMC 02 will help to create over 100 digitally skilled jobs in the local economy.
It will complement The Digital Media Centre’s existing neighbouring site – DMC 01 – which is owned and managed by Barnsley Council and has enjoyed strong and sustained occupancy levels with over 50 companies calling the innovative space home.
Harris CM is working on the project with leading property consultancy, NPS Barnsley, which is providing multidisciplinary design services for the scheme.
“Once complete, this project will further raise Barnsley’s profile as an innovative, forward thinking and inspirational place to work, as well as being a valuable asset for the town as a whole,” said Harris CM Director Jason Collins.