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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

A new community of 279 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, set within the former Rowntree Chocolate Factory on Haxby Road, York and ready to move in from autumn/winter 2023

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.

Our concierge facilities are available within the Grade 2 listed former library building. Private co-working facilities and on-site convenience store are also contemporary living essentials.

Revitalised gardens and communal spaces are all part of The Cocoa Works today. A community pavilion/café forms part of the open space and education facilities, supported by the wellbeing of factory workers and their families.

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.

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

The Cocoa Works outright sale The Cocoa Works shared ownership

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

  • Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
  • From £249,950 to £590,000
  • Ready to move into autumn/winter 2023

Contact the Latimer sales team

01904 390 301

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 10am-4pm (excluding bank holidays)

Available homes at The Cocoa Works

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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.

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Contact the Latimer sales team

01904 390 301

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 10am-4pm (excluding bank holidays)