First artist’s impression of new homes plan for Terry’s site

York Press: An artist’s impression of some of the proposed new homes for the                   redeveloped Terry’s site An artist’s impression of some of the proposed new homes for the redeveloped Terry’s site

A GLIMPSE of how the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York is to be redeveloped has been unveiled by one of the firms behind the 270-home project.

The 27-acre Bishopthorpe Road site was jointly bought by Henry Boot Developments Ltd and York company David Wilson Homes earlier this year.

It was bought from its previous owners, GHT Developments LLP, and lead to plans to finally transform the site being revived.

The housing will be built at the South Back end of the site, and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, which is part of Barratts, has released new images of how the Chocolate Works development will look.

It has been designed by London-based Richard Partington Architects, which also designed the Derwenthorpe “model village” in York.

A planning application covering details of the first phase of the homes scheme is due to go before City of York Council’s planning committee.

It includes 57 houses and two apartment buildings containing 29 flats, as well as a supermarket. The Chocolate Works scheme would also create 200 construction jobs.

Henry Boot will be responsible for the redevelopment of the iconic Terry’s factory buildings themselves.

Planning permission is already in place for the buildings to become housing, offices, shops or hotels.

In his report to this week’s full meeting of the council, the authority’s leader, Coun James Alexander, said the first phase of the housing development included a mix of three and four-bedroom homes and two-bedroom apartments, with the store being at the main route into the site.

He said: “Work is planned to commence by the end of the year, with residents moving in possibly as early as mid-2014.

“I welcome the swift progress on this brownfield site being brought back into use for much-needed homes.”

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10:12am Mon 9 Dec 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

After all this time, is this really the first artist's impression of the new development? It smack a bit of that government holiday resort built in the 1930s on the German Baltic. Take the trees away and what have you got?
After all this time, is this really the first artist's impression of the new development? It smack a bit of that government holiday resort built in the 1930s on the German Baltic. Take the trees away and what have you got? Ignatius Lumpopo

10:30am Mon 9 Dec 13

steve_york says...

not very nice looking for York and I expect they will cost a packet even as the basic student block looking design they are?!?!?!!!!!
not very nice looking for York and I expect they will cost a packet even as the basic student block looking design they are?!?!?!!!!! steve_york

11:42am Mon 9 Dec 13

Ninja9 says...

I've seen more attractive-looking Lego houses :(
I've seen more attractive-looking Lego houses :( Ninja9

11:46am Mon 9 Dec 13

Waspish1 says...

Looks remarkably like Ouse Lea on Shipton Road.
Looks remarkably like Ouse Lea on Shipton Road. Waspish1

1:50pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Brythonicman says...

After all this time we get Boxes, Im sure My brother in law has lived in those when he was stationed in Berlin !!
After all this time we get Boxes, Im sure My brother in law has lived in those when he was stationed in Berlin !! Brythonicman

3:15pm Mon 9 Dec 13

CaroleBaines says...

Live very close to this site and all I can say is....yuck to that design! Please grow lots of trees round it!
Live very close to this site and all I can say is....yuck to that design! Please grow lots of trees round it! CaroleBaines

3:52pm Mon 9 Dec 13

MarkyMarkMark says...

Very, um, industrial? (Being polite!)
Very, um, industrial? (Being polite!) MarkyMarkMark

4:17pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Can't all be wrong says...

Richard Partington Architects!!!!
Where on earth did you qualify in your chosen profession? I can only assume your inspiration came from the post war suburbs of Moscow. What a tragic wasted opportunity to build exciting,attractive and environmentally advanced homes for the people of one of England's historic cities.
Richard Partington Architects!!!! Where on earth did you qualify in your chosen profession? I can only assume your inspiration came from the post war suburbs of Moscow. What a tragic wasted opportunity to build exciting,attractive and environmentally advanced homes for the people of one of England's historic cities. Can't all be wrong

4:48pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Mr. Marcus says...

The artist impression is that of a second world barracks!
Do not build, please. People deserve a far better structure to leave in.
The artist impression is that of a second world barracks! Do not build, please. People deserve a far better structure to leave in. Mr. Marcus

5:11pm Mon 9 Dec 13

ljvuk says...

I think the design is interesting. I am guessing most of those who post here would like some run of the mill mock Victorian / Georgian rubbish. Nothing wrong with modern design if its detailed & delivered well.
I think the design is interesting. I am guessing most of those who post here would like some run of the mill mock Victorian / Georgian rubbish. Nothing wrong with modern design if its detailed & delivered well. ljvuk

5:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens.
Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens. Garrowby Turnoff

5:35pm Mon 9 Dec 13

nosport says...

JESUS! This is York. Please reject these horrible boxes. WHY do modern architects only ever draw straight lines and 90° angles? I have a theory that they don't know how to draw curves etc in the AutoCAD architecture software.

(I'm never quite sure whether architects are REALLY so completely out of touch with the rest of us that they really don't see what we see, and understand what most people like. Maybe they just do things to try to impress their architect pals)
JESUS! This is York. Please reject these horrible boxes. WHY do modern architects only ever draw straight lines and 90° angles? I have a theory that they don't know how to draw curves etc in the AutoCAD architecture software. (I'm never quite sure whether architects are REALLY so completely out of touch with the rest of us that they really don't see what we see, and understand what most people like. Maybe they just do things to try to impress their architect pals) nosport

6:12pm Mon 9 Dec 13

MouseHouse says...

Uninspiring. Dull. Unimaginative. I suspect living there would soon feel the same.

The only good news is these haven't been described as "iconic".
Uninspiring. Dull. Unimaginative. I suspect living there would soon feel the same. The only good news is these haven't been described as "iconic". MouseHouse

6:16pm Mon 9 Dec 13

binsysmith says...

Waspish1 wrote:
Looks remarkably like Ouse Lea on Shipton Road.
Couldn't agree more with this comment. Is the clock tower to be incorporated into this new project?
[quote][p][bold]Waspish1[/bold] wrote: Looks remarkably like Ouse Lea on Shipton Road.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more with this comment. Is the clock tower to be incorporated into this new project? binsysmith

6:52pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Alf Garnett says...

nosport wrote:
JESUS! This is York. Please reject these horrible boxes. WHY do modern architects only ever draw straight lines and 90° angles? I have a theory that they don't know how to draw curves etc in the AutoCAD architecture software.

(I'm never quite sure whether architects are REALLY so completely out of touch with the rest of us that they really don't see what we see, and understand what most people like. Maybe they just do things to try to impress their architect pals)
Is this a comment or a prayer ?
[quote][p][bold]nosport[/bold] wrote: JESUS! This is York. Please reject these horrible boxes. WHY do modern architects only ever draw straight lines and 90° angles? I have a theory that they don't know how to draw curves etc in the AutoCAD architecture software. (I'm never quite sure whether architects are REALLY so completely out of touch with the rest of us that they really don't see what we see, and understand what most people like. Maybe they just do things to try to impress their architect pals)[/p][/quote]Is this a comment or a prayer ? Alf Garnett

10:18pm Mon 9 Dec 13

pedalling paul says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens.
Not forgetting the secure cycle storage for each resident.....
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens.[/p][/quote]Not forgetting the secure cycle storage for each resident..... pedalling paul

3:45am Tue 10 Dec 13

boy next door says...

awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT
awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT boy next door

3:59am Tue 10 Dec 13

boy next door says...

boy next door wrote:
awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT
sorry. he only worked for them
[quote][p][bold]boy next door[/bold] wrote: awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT[/p][/quote]sorry. he only worked for them boy next door

3:59am Tue 10 Dec 13

boy next door says...

boy next door wrote:
awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT
sorry. he only worked for them
[quote][p][bold]boy next door[/bold] wrote: awful. simple as. corbusier may have had a point, but he was a nazi. ORWELL WAS RIGHT[/p][/quote]sorry. he only worked for them boy next door

4:12am Tue 10 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

I'm guessing all they used to design those was a pencil and a set-square....
I'm guessing all they used to design those was a pencil and a set-square.... Magicman!

2:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Madasanibbotson says...

It hasn't gone for planning permission yet, but Jimmy Alexander is talking about a start date for construction.

Is the planning a rubber stamping exercise or is Jimmy jumping the gun again to get into the papers.

Wonder when he will claim he is Father Christmas
It hasn't gone for planning permission yet, but Jimmy Alexander is talking about a start date for construction. Is the planning a rubber stamping exercise or is Jimmy jumping the gun again to get into the papers. Wonder when he will claim he is Father Christmas Madasanibbotson

5:12pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens.
Not forgetting the secure cycle storage for each resident.....
Secure cycle stores do not enhance the Homo sapien rating.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: Where do the chimney pots, satellite dishes, 4 wheelie bins, clothes lines, vegetable plots and dog kennels go? The boring people that live in the above boxes will do well to qualify as Homo sapiens.[/p][/quote]Not forgetting the secure cycle storage for each resident.....[/p][/quote]Secure cycle stores do not enhance the Homo sapien rating. Garrowby Turnoff

7:54pm Tue 10 Dec 13

ouseswimmer says...

Bland mediocrity at its finest. Whatever happened to inspiring design? People want larger windows more space and a pleasing outlook instead of this cell block H prison camp. A great opportunity to match the surrounding buildings is about to pass by and York will be all the worse for it. At least they look cheap so can't be priced higher than £50,000?
Bland mediocrity at its finest. Whatever happened to inspiring design? People want larger windows more space and a pleasing outlook instead of this cell block H prison camp. A great opportunity to match the surrounding buildings is about to pass by and York will be all the worse for it. At least they look cheap so can't be priced higher than £50,000? ouseswimmer

8:58pm Tue 10 Dec 13

YorkStone says...

strange impression. road seems very narrow and houses seem to have integral garages...and everyone has nicely parked their cars in their garage too! the flat/low profile roofs remind me of that scheme on Leeman road which i personally don't care for too much.
strange impression. road seems very narrow and houses seem to have integral garages...and everyone has nicely parked their cars in their garage too! the flat/low profile roofs remind me of that scheme on Leeman road which i personally don't care for too much. YorkStone

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