The former Terry’s chocolate works in York is being refurbished and converted in to a mixed use development close to the city’s famous Knavesmire Racecourse.

The original company offices are being converted into a care home with the addition of another storey on the roof to provide bedroom and communal accommodation.

Working for U-Roof Ltd, Avie have designed the light gauge steel wall and roof panels to create the additional accommodation.  Working closely with the main contractor’s design team, an assessment of the existing concrete roof slab was made to ensure it can carry the new loadings and that the new structure can be safely fixed to it.