Henry Boot completes Chocolate Factory development

Henry Boot Developments has completed the final apartment at its factory building in York, part of the 14-acre Chocolate Works site.

The Chocolate Works was the location of the Terry’s Chocolate Factory – opened in 1926, the buildings were built in an art deco style. The site comprises 236,806 sq ft across a number of landmark properties, including the factory building, the Clock Tower and the ‘Liquor Store’, plus cleared development land.

Henry Boot partnered with PJ Livesey to convert the 180,000 sq ft, Grade II listed Factory building, now called The Residence, maximising its original features and character to create 163 luxurious apartments  and a commercial unit of a standard and quality unmatched in the region.

The redevelopment of the site continues to progress apace, with plans in motion to convert the iconic Clock Tower into a further 22 apartments, again in partnership with PJ Livesey. The apartments are scheduled for completion in Summer 2018.

Work is also set to begin on the ‘Liquor Store’ pending agreement on a S106 negotiation. The team which runs the contemporary “Star in the City” and the “Star at Harome” will operate a restaurant, café and delicatessen from the building.

Hamer Boot, Regional Manager at Henry Boot Developments, said: “The completion of the final apartment within The Residence is an important milestone; it’s an incredible building, genuinely iconic and of real significance to the city. Along with the quality of the units, the character of the building – enhanced by the original features and its story – created a compelling proposition.”