Barnsley Courthouse Campus 

Barnsley Courthouse Campus is the last major undeveloped site within Barnsley town centre. It represents a significant opportunity to provide new jobs, places to live and learn and new public spaces for the town.

Client  Barnsley Development Agency
Location  Barnsley


  • Masterplanning
  • Public consultation

We developed a masterplan to guide and encourage high quality mixed use development and exemplary public spaces. To ensure design quality we developed a clear, simple spatial strategy for the site which was rigorously tested through design studies and consultation to ensure a robust and deliverable set of proposals.

The masterplan responds to local, regional and national guidance regarding scale, public space and energy use. The design is sufficiently flexible to allow development to grow organically, whilst setting in place key elements that will give this area a distinctive feel, including a belvedere park, pedestrian-friendly lanes and green vistas that capitalise on the sites topography and dramatic views.

We worked closely with Barnsley College throughout the developing of proposals for the extension and redevelopment of the College estate that would meet the high operational and environmental standards set by the College and contribute positively to the development of the area. These included proposals for learning spaces, a performing arts centre and student residences.