Boot wins £47m scheme for Rowntree factory flats

Sheffield-based property investment and construction group Henry Boot plc said on Thursday it has secured a £47 million urban development scheme, The Cocoa Works, in the city centre of York.

Henry Boot Construction has been selected as the contractor to refurbish York’s historical Rowntree Factory into 279 apartments, which is being delivered by Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group. 

The Cocoa Works will comprise seven studios, 111 one-bedroom apartments, 146 two-bedroom apartments and 15 three-bedroom apartments, of which 84 will be available for shared ownership.

Henry Boot Construction MD Tony Shaw said:We are thrilled to add this development to our growing portfolio of major urban development schemes.

“City centres are changing rapidly, and we understand the important role that quality residential has to play in their regeneration.”