Clare Burnett

Terry's chocolate orange factory in multi million pound redevelopment

Yorkshire-based engineering consultancy JPG has been appointed to advise on multi-million pound redevelopment plans for the iconic former Terry’s chocolate factory site in York.

The appointment follows recent announcements to progress development when leading property firms Henry Boot Developments Ltd and David Wilson Homes signed a joint deal to buy the 27-acre site on Bishopthorpe Road.

The partnership plans to build 270 new homes alongside new offices, hotels and shops and recently secured critical planning consents to allow a start on site.

JPG has been recruited as a key partner for the construction processes and has been instrumental in the assembly of the tender team. It will oversee key feasibility assessments and deliver structural reports to support necessary demolition and listed building retention/restoration requirements.

Chris Harding, Director at JPG said, “We are delighted to be retained as a key advisor for such a prestigious development. Of course with its famous heritage and valued aspects the site is not without its challenges…….the retention of the existing listed clock tower and other factory buildings are essential but they have suffered some corrosion and deterioration over the years.”

“Due to its location and plans to open new access routes the site also requires major traffic analysis and flood risk assessments…..all areas that we can cover with considerable expertise.”

JPG retains a long term relationship with Henry Boot Developments for which it remains a valued advisor on its major projects.

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