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The Cocoa Works

Live in one of York's most iconic buildings

  • Outright sales
  • Shared ownership

Full details of property types, availability and links to download our brochure are available at

The Cocoa Works

The Cocoa Works is a new residential community, set within the former Rowntree Factory on Haxby Road

Outright sale incentives tailored to suit you: receive a 5% mortgage deposit boost!

No matter how much you've saved for your mortgage deposit, we'll boost that by another 5%* - meaning you could reduce your mortgage loan to value (LTV)!

 *Terms apply. Please speak with a sales adviser for details of specific plots. 

The Cocoa Works outright sale The Cocoa Works shared ownership

Built by Joseph Rowntree in the early 1890s, this was York’s famous garden factory.

The site is of historical significance to York, and this sensitive restoration will bring life back to a building that for years was central to the economy of the city.

As part of this revived community, residents will enjoy revitalized gardens and communal spaces. Thoughtfully designed social, wellbeing and easy living features encourage you to relax and socialize with family, friends and neighbours.

Onsite amenities include a friendly concierge team housed in the lovingly restored Grade 2 listed former Joseph Rowntree Memorial Library. Delicious coffee and more will be available at the onsite Cocoa Café seven days a week, and residents will be able to pick up everyday essentials at the Cocoa Shop. Private co-working facilities are also available for residents convenience.

A sixth floor roof extension, housing the deluxe penthouses, provide fantastic views, whilst the refreshed layout is sympathetic to the building’s previous life as a factory. Design features that reference the past enhance the feeling of being part of the history of this incredible building.

York city center with its quaint streets, history and attractions is a short 8-minute walk away from The Cocoa Works and the rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are within easy reach.

As well as a selection of parking spaces available to purchase, multiple cycle storage can be accessed around the development.

Buying couldn't be easier. Full details of property types, availability and links to download brochures are available at

Home of the week  |  apartment A.1.18

  • Receive £18,198 deposit contribution when you reserve this apartment!
  • Spacious south facing 2-bedroom apartment.

*Terms apply. Ask your sales advisor for full terms and conditions.


Worried about selling your current home fast enough?

Our Assisted Move scheme, for outright sale homes, can help with all the property marketing and selling for you. You could hand over the selling process to us.

Assisted Move

Turn your rent into an investment

Compare the average rent in your area with the monthly cost of a shared ownership home. You could discover there's no better time to start your home ownership journey. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you could save. 

Speak to your sales adviser to find out what you could save today if you're already in touch with us. Or, register your interest and we'll be in touch with more details.

Make your rent work for you 

Am I eligible for shared ownership?

Restrictions and eligibility criteria apply to shared ownership homes to ensure the scheme benefits those who need it most. Further details can be found at

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

  • 1 and 2 bedrooms
  • Shared ownership from £112,875 (35% share Full Market Value)
  • Outright sale from £224,950

Contact the Latimer sales team

01904 390 301

Open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 10am-4pm, including bank holidays

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Majestic York

On your doorstep

There aren't many locations that offer you the best of all worlds - the joys of a local community, the diversity of a vibrant city and the breathing space of rolling countryside...

In York you've got it all. Spend your afternoon walking the ancient city walls stopping at one of the many pubs or cafes along the way to taste the best of what Yorkshire has to offer.

Outside of the city there's an abundance of countryside to explore with the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Park's within easy reach.

An historic gem

Whether you're local to York or new to the city, the depth of its history never fails to amaze. Combine that with contemporary shopping and leisure opportunities you'll see why it's such a fantastic place to live.

The Shambles, one of the best preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe, rubs shoulders with the latest brands. Great pubs and bars (one for every day of the year, so the saying goes) bump horns with a Viking past while Bettys, famous for its Fat Rascals, gazes at the spire of York Minster.


Situated on the outskirts of the city centre, The Cocoa Works is a ten-minute cycle ride from the cobbled streets of the Shambles and York Minster, whose spires and towers can be seen soaring above the York skyline. 

Across the city you'll find York racecourse and the mainline station, which is served by a regular bus service from your doorstep, from there you can get to anywhere in the country.