The Chocolate Works Care Village is housed in the former headquarters of the world-renowned Terry’s of York chocolate factory. This landmark building is Grade II listed and after a number of years lying unused and unloved was brought back to life in 2017 through the extraordinary vision of Springfield Healthcare Group CEO, Graeme Lee, together with an award winning team of architects (Norr), builders (Simpsons of York) and restoration specialists.
Walk through our main entrance to be greeted by the beautifully restored original staircase and stained-glass domed ceiling over our reception area, then take a walk down our reminiscence corridor which hosts the story of Terry’s as well as the history of Springfield Healthcare, setting the scene before you enter our thriving 450sqm market square with its original glazed roof.
The glazed atrium brings the outside in with its stunning natural daylight, trees, shops, Albert’s café, spa and hairdressing salon, it even has its own fully licensed pub – The Duke of York! And at night the ambience changes with mood lighting and fairy lights. Overlooking the atrium is the mezzanine area featuring Andrea’s Bistro together with a variety of spaces to sit back, relax or observe. Alternatively take part in any of the many activities on offer from our experienced and caring wellbeing and activities team.
With 82 individually designed care rooms for residential, nursing and dementia care alongside 8 larger care suites designed for those capable of living a little more independently, The Chocolate Works Village, York, really is something very special indeed.
At Springfield Healthcare our focus is family, everyone matters and we really care. Residents, visitors, colleagues, our job is to care and that’s what we do.