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Client Springfield Healthcare Group
Turley office Manchester
Status Approved and implemented
LPA City of York Council

Securing the re-use of a vacant and deteriorating Grade II listed building in York

Our role

  • The head office building forms part of a much wider complex for chocolate production which was constructed in 1924 and was designed by the architects J G Davies and L E Wade.
  • The complex became redundant in 2004 and was later statutorily listed at Grade II. The complex and the surrounding area was also designated a conservation area during this time.
  • We were appointed to devise a planning and heritage strategy to secure the re-use of the head office building. Working with Springfield Healthcare Group, proposals were put forward for a dementia care home facility.
  • We provided strategic heritage advice on proposed external and internal works to the Grade II listed building. This involved in-depth archival research and visual survey, assessing the significance of the building and identifying the key areas and elements which contribute to its significance.
  • An application for listed building and planning application were subsequently submitted to City of York Council.


  • Our planning and heritage advice helped assist with the developing proposals, ensuring a viable and practical scheme that also sustains the significance of the listed building and the character and appearance of the surrounding conservation area.
  • The full planning application and application for listed building consent were unanimously approved at planning committee in 2015. The scheme has since been fully implemented by Springfield Healthcare Group.


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