The story so far
Henry Boot Developments acquired The Chocolate Works, a 14 acre site, formerly Terry’s Chocolate Factory, in 2013. The site includes distinctive and iconic landmark buildings including the multi-storey factory building, the former Head Quarters, the Clock Tower and the Liquor Store which total 236,806 sq ft (22,000 sq m) plus cleared development land. The Chocolate Works is located immediately adjacent to York Racecourse, south of the City Centre with excellent links to the historic centre.
Planning consent has secured a variety of uses across the site.
In June 2015, planning approval was granted for a scheme to convert the Grade II-listed factory building into up to 173 high-quality apartments. Many of these luxury new homes will overlook York Racecourse and the Ouse. The plans put forward by heritage experts, PJ Livesey will bring the iconic building back into use for the local and wider community.
Springfield Healthcare Group
A planning application has been submitted by Springfield Healthcare Group to transform the 4,000 sq ft former HQ building into a care village. The plans include 82 care bedrooms and eight luxury care apartments for residents. The proposed care village also includes a roof-top extension for extra accommodation. The central atrium will be used to provide a wide range of facilities to residents.
The northern part of the Chocolate Works site
David Wilson Homes
In May 2013, David Wilson Homes (DWH) acquired the adjoining 13.5 acres with the intention of creating 229 new homes on the northern part of the Terry’s chocolate factory site. Just over two years later DWH launched the first phase of homes in July this year, including 11 houses and 32 apartments. Over 6,000 people pre-registered for the launch to buy homes.