JPG’s appointment follows the recent purchase of the 27-acre site on Bishopthorpe Road by property firms Henry Boot Developments and David Wilson Homes. The developers plan to build 270 homes alongside new offices, hotels and shops. They recently secured planning consents to allow a start on site.
JPG has been recruited as a partner for the construction processes and has been instrumental in the assembly of the tender team. It will oversee feasibility assessments and deliver structural reports to support necessary demolition and listed building retention/restoration requirements.
JPG director Chris Harding 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.”
JPG, established in 1988 by joint managing partners Chris Harding and Gary Howarth, has a long-term relationship with Henry Boot Developments, having advised it on other projects.
Terry's was a chocolate and confectionery maker in York. Its history stretched back to 1767 but in 1993 it was taken over by Kraft Foods. The Chocolate Works factory closed in 2005, and Terry's products are now produced in other Kraft facilities in Poland, Sweden, Belgium, and Slovakia. Terry's eventually became part of Mondel"z International.