The Chocolate Works


  • Acquisition of a 27 acre site formely Terry’s Chocolate Factory
  • Site includes 236,806 sq ft of iconic listed buildings plus cleared development land
  • Immediately adjacent to York Racecourse
  • David Wilson Homes purchased 13.5 acres and are on site with a 270 unit high quality residential scheme
  • Joint Venture Agreement with residential specialist PJ Livesey to convert the main factory building to 160 luxury apartments
  • The HQ building has been purchased by Springfield Health to convert into a care village
  • Further plot sales available for residential development

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.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here

Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies welcome the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) including any measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities.

In accordance with the legislation, we have produced a Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the “Statement”), setting out the introduction of various measures throughout our supply chain management which will be most effective at reducing the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures.

We will be regularly working with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders to bring these measures into effect, and then to review their effectiveness and consider any changes or additional measures which such a review highlights.

Click to access our Statement here.

John Sutcliffe
Chief Executive Officer
Henry Boot PLC
January 2017