South Yorkshire council office bit the dust

The start of demolition of Barnsley Council Central Offices on Kendray Street
The start of demolition of Barnsley Council Central Offices on Kendray Street
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Crowds watched as a well-known South Yorkshire council building was demolished as part of a £100 million regeneration scheme.

A long-reaching excavating machine was used to take Central Offices in Barnsley – which has been part of the town’s skyline for 40 years – apart piece by piece.

Crowds watch the demolition

Crowds watch the demolition

People who worked at the council offices had a last chance to look inside before the demolition began. It is expected to take eight weeks until the site is fully flattened.

The work is part of Barnsley Council’s Better Barnsley project, which is to create a new look town centre with a purpose built library, extra car parking and another shopping boulevard.

Central offices were demolished to create a new town centre square and market.

The council is putting around £50m into the project.

The start of the demolition

The start of the demolition

It is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Demolition work under way

Demolition work under way