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Report - Terry's admin building, York - December 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Raz, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Raz

    Raz 28DL Regular User
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    Headed over to York this morning to have a look at terry's and was pleasantly surprised to find that secca was nowhere to be seen, had the place to ourselves for a good few hours making our way through the factory building and the admin as the tower is tighter than a nuns cun*. Only got pictures from the admin but I'm eager to go have another look round here, the skylight and stairs are awesome!:D





    History

    The Chocolate Works was the confectionery factory of Terry’s of York, England. Opened in 1926, it closed in 2005 with the loss of 300 jobs, with production moved to other Kraft Foods sites in mainland Europe. Today, the site is being redeveloped as a mixed-use residential/commercial real estate development.

    In 1923, Frank and Noel Terry joined the family business, Terry’s of York. They revamped the company, launching new products and bought a site in York on which to develop a new factory. Built in an Art Deco style, the factory known as The Chocolate Works included a distinct clock tower. Opened in 1926, new products including the Chocolate Apple (1926), Terry’s Chocolate Orange (1931), and Terry’s All Gold were all developed and produced onsite.

    With the onset of World War II, confectionery production was immediately halted. The factory was taken over by F Hill’s and Son’s of Manchester as a shadow factory, to manufacturer and repair aircraft propeller blades. With the factory handed back to the company post-war, production was difficult due to rationing and limited imports of raw cocoa. As a result, in 1954 production of the chocolate apple was phased out in favour of increased production of the chocolate orange.

    In 2004, Kraft Foods decided to switch production of remaining products All Gold and Chocolate Orange to factories in Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, and close the plant.[4] The factory closed on 30 September 2005.

    Bought by developers Grantside, they consulted local people on how to develop the site, renamed The Chocolate Works. Their initial proposed development was rejected by the City of York Council. In February 2010, with the Grade II listed Time Office and Art Deco clock tower secured and scheduled for refurbishment and despite objections from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment,the firm was given planning permission for a £165million mixed-use of residential, commercial and leisure.The eventual scheme is projected to create more than 2,700 new jobs in new and refurbished offices, two hotels, shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, over 250 homes, a nursery, care home and medical centre.

    Redevelopment started in 2011, with removal of asbestos by trained and certified contractors, followed by demolition of non-scheduled buildings in early 2012. In April 2013, the site was acquired by joint developers Henry Boot Developments and David Wilson Homes.

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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    Some cracking shots there! Good stuff.
     
  3. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones mate :thumb

    Not been done for a while

    We failed as it was tighter than said Clock tower
     
  4. Boba Low

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    I can't believe the tower isn't doable. I've been in there through two different windows, 3 different doors and the service tunnels...
     
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    Loving the Fisheye man, nice site. :thumb
     
  6. Derphouse

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    Weird how things change though as when we went a couple of months ago the tower was wide open and this was covered in cameras, which I found out when the security guard asked who had fell out the window (my excuse is I'm a short arse)
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Ditto ......cameras with PIR"s on all over the place :(

    Like they had a BOGOF offer on at the security Company :)
     
  8. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    Good to see the place is still getting done. The camera things have been there for ages, never had any trouble from them...
     
  9. Will Knot

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    Mint pictures, this has got to be on the list :)

    Thanks for posting :thumb
     
  10. Hydro

    Hydro 28DL Regular User
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    Nice Report Mate,

    we have to revisit this one, cant believe i missed it! damn work lol
     
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