Case study / The Chocolate Works
The 27 acre former Terry’s Chocolate Factory site was acquired in April 2013 in partnership with David Wilson Homes. Henry Boot Developments retained the listed buildings totalling 236,806 sq ft (22,000 sq m), plus cleared development land totalling 4.5 acres which secured a hybrid planning consent for mixed use development. David Wilson Homes acquired the adjoining 13.5 acres for a 270 unit high quality residential scheme.
Henry Boot Development joined forces with P J Livesey to develop the main factory building into 173 luxury apartments. The HQ building has been purchased by Springfield Health to be converted into a care village.
The remainder of the scheme is likely to accommodate further residential apartments within the converted listed buildings alongside a hotel and office accommodation.
The site is located immediately adjacent to York Racecourse with excellent links to the historic centre.