100 digital jobs to be created by Barnsley centre expansion
Barnsley Digital Media Centre has announced the creation of a new location which it hopes will help to create over 100 digitally skilled jobs in the local economy.
Owned and managed by Barnsley Council, the Barnsley Digital Media Centre (DMC 01) currently houses 50 companies, and will be expanded with the creation of DMC 02, which will open in summer 2020.
Following the acquisition of the former ‘Core’ building in spring 2019, Barnsley Council has been supported by investment from Sheffield City Region to provide larger office space for Barnsley’s growing businesses looking to scale up.
A £1.7m refurbishment 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 designed to aid companies, students and start-ups in their development and progress.
Martin Oldham, commercial director for Bob’s Business, a DMC 01 Tenant, said: “For us, the DMC 01 provides a community-based workplace that our business sector of cybersecurity fits perfectly in. As a rapidly growing company, the larger office space which matches the DMC values is an exciting one.”
Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture added: “We also need to provide inspiration through the Digital Campus. We’ve seen success in the DMC 01, by being a trailblazing place to work in Barnsley that encourages co-working, collaboration and creativity which fuels the success of Barnsley, as well as its businesses; we will continue these values into DMC 02 and the Campus.”