Queensberry today announced the signing of The Botanist – one of the UK’s most celebrated bar-and-restaurant brands – for The Glass Works, Barnsley.

The Glass Works was developed by Queensberry on behalf of Barnsley Council. The scheme officially opened in September 2021 and continues with a phased opening with Nando’s, Friday’s and River Island set to open this spring. The Botanist, which is the flagship brand of acclaimed bar, pub and restaurant operator New World Trading Company, is set to open to the public later this year. The 9,000 sq ft venue will be located on the ground floor alongside Cineworld and will feature a dedicated outdoor seating terrace – offering views across The Glass Works Square.

Alex Hyams, Leasing Manager at Queensberry, said:

“The Botanist joining the line up in The Glass Works is terrific news for Barnsley. The scheme will be 90% let when it is fully open later this year and provides a great mix of shops, leisure, restaurants, bars and cafes. It’s becoming an increasingly attractive proposition and we are excited about making more leasing announcements in the coming months.”

Natasha Waterfield, Chief Operating Officer at New World Trading Company said:

“Bringing our unique concepts to new cities and towns for the first time is always an exciting moment for the business. The vision for The Glass Works aligns with our brand and was an opportunity not to be missed following the impressive regeneration in the town. We can’t wait for the residents of Barnsley to experience our truly immersive offer at The Botanist.”

The Botanist is expected to support up to 60 jobs.