17,248 Sq Ft

Drill Hall, Eastgate

Barnsley, S70 2EU

Key Points

  • Range of office and storage accommodation over three levels (17,241 sq ft freehold building on 0.631 acres site)
  • Offered with vacant possession - suitable for owner occupation, part occupation/part investment or development
  • Historic Drill Hall building dating from 1896
  • Within walking of Barnsley College, Barnsley Train Station, and the main town centre shopping area
  • Large rear car parking area for approximately 40 vehicles


Drill Hall is a large detached building of stone and slate construction with a combination of Neo-Baroque, Classical, Gothic and Tudor influences. The building dates back to 1896 and was converted by Barnsley Chronicle for office and storage use in the 1990s.

The internal accommodation includes a number of offices, store rooms and ancillary facilities at lower ground, ground and first floors. There is a mix of private office rooms, large central open plan space, mezzanine and ancillary storage space.

There is a front main personnel door with rear door access to the parking area. Access to the three floor levels is via two main staircases.

The site is approximately 0.61 acres.


Drill Hall is located on Eastgate in the centre of Barnsley town centre. Barnsley is a busy commercial and retail centre in South Yorkshire, located 16 miles north of Sheffield and 24 miles to the south of Leeds.

The M1 motorway (junction 37) is approximately 2 miles to the west of the town centre and the A1 (M) passes to the east. Barnsley Interchange (train station) is approximately 0.5 miles away. There is also good access to bus routes with numerous bus stops located within a short walking distance.

Notable occupiers in the area include Barnsley College, Barnsley Chronicle, Best Solicitors, The Cooper Gallery, Newman & Bond Solicitors, St Mary’s Church, University Campus Barnsley and various others. The main shopping area is within close walking distance. There is significant regeneration planned for the area, including the Glass Works town centre redevelopment which will includes retail, restaurants, cafes and leisure.


We understand that the existing use falls within the historic Class B1 (Offices) of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amends.

Under the changes to the Use Class Order effective from 1st September 2020, we understand that these premises now benefit from an E class planning consent.

Whilst the building and site may be suitable for a variety of alternative uses, we advise prospective purchasers to make their own enquiries and take professional advice.


The property will be sold on a freehold basis with vacant possession.

Freehold - Title numbers: SYK347584.

Method of Sale

Offers are sought on an unconditional or conditional basis.


£875,000. VAT is NOT payable on the purchase price.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in this transaction.

Available Area

Floor/Unit Description Sq Ft Rent Service Charge Availability
bExternal Warehouse2,000--Sold
Total 17241

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