The Residence

Client: P J Livesey Group

Services: Masterplanning; public realm; hard and soft landscape design; lighting design; arboriculture; and access.

Special Considerations: Conservation Area, historic listed buildings, factory site, protected trees.

Project Overview/ Summary:

The Residence forms part of the prestigious Terrys Chocolate Factory development site in York.  The Residence involves the refurbishment of the original Multi Storey Factory (MSF) building and famous Clock Tower.  Our clients specialise in refurbishment of listed buildings and it was important to them as well as City of York Council planning officers that the external works reflected the heritage of the buildings and the quality of the internal refurbishment.

Surface Landscape Architects designed a scheme that responded to the context and vernacular of the buildings and created two boulevards and a shared surface approach across the site.  Our involvement in earlier phases also helped to create a holistic design approach across the wider site.