New homes at David Wilson Homes’ Chocolate Works development in York have been recognised as the best in the country at the national Housebuilder Awards, beating an impressive eight other finalists for the accolade. 

The awards, which celebrate the innovative design of housing developments across the UK, saw David Wilson Homes being praised for its pioneering development, The Chocolate Works, for the ‘best design’ of its homes.

Having already been accredited with more than a dozen awards for its pioneering developments across Yorkshire, this latest win demonstrates David Wilson Homes’ on-going commitment to industry leading design and development across the region.

Located in the desirable South Bank area of York, the award recognises the exceptional architectural design of The Chocolate Works, which has seen the former brownfield Terry’s Chocolate Factory transformed into a £100 million development. Using designs from multi-award winning London architect, Richards Partington, the development pays close attention to design details to bring bespoke and spacious interiors to a selection of luxurious properties at the historic site.

The properties were recognised for offering elegant, high-ceilinged interiors that extend over three floors, providing free-flowing spaces and secondary living areas, with patio doors leading onto private gardens and first floor terraces.

Paul Hogan, Sales Director of David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, commented: “We are honoured to have received a ‘best design’ award at the Housebuilder Awards. Knowing the historical significance of Terry’s Chocolate Factory to the local area, a lot of work went into the architectural design of the development. Our use of bespoke materials reflected our desire that the design complements the former structure, which still stands. It is brilliant that this work has been appreciated at the Housebuilder Awards and that we were recognised as the best in the country ahead of such stiff competition.

“This award is one of many we have been accredited with for our architectural innovations across the City of York. It is our ambition to continue to drive industry leading designs and developments in the north of England – demonstrating the potential the North has to offer those looking to invest outside of London.”

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