The Chocolate Works

York, North Yorkshire

Grantside through its associated company GHT Developments LLP acquired the former Terry's Chocolate Factory in 2006 to seek the redevelopment of the 29 acre site for a mixed use scheme providing over 270 private homes and apartments, 300,000 sq ft of office accommodation, hotel and leisure uses along with complimentary amenities such as a medical centre, convenience store, children's nursery, restaurants and art gallery.

Grantside assembled the design and planning team and carried out extensive consultation with the local authority, stakeholders and community and achieved a successful planning consent for a comprehensive mixed use scheme in 2010 and carried out the extensive site enabling works including demolition of non-listed building, asbestos and contamination clearance and site levelling.

Grantside sold the scheme in 2012 with the benefit of planning consent.

Project Details

Project GDV Value

£185 million

Project Status


10 Years

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Key Points

  • Former Terry's Chocolate Factory site 1.5 m from the centre of York

  • Major mixed use development site for the city of York

  • Listed buildings within the site within a conservation area and are of archaeological importance