Standing on a prominent 14-acre site close to York city centre, the former Terry’s chocolate factory has been transformed into more than 170 luxury apartments and penthouses.
Bringing new light into the restored Grade II listed building are more than 1,000 aluminium windows supplied and installed by fenestration specialist Total Glass.
Working closely with developers The PJ Livesey Group and to a strict conservation specification, Total Glass provided a comprehensive fenestration solution to suit the unique development.
This included the use of Reynaers CS24-SL steel replacement window system with low-e glass to improve thermal efficiency. The slim frames of the thermally-insulated three-chamber window system replicate the appearance of steel-framed windows making it the ideal choice for historic property restoration.
All the windows were specified in a RAL 9002 matt white powder-coated finish and fitted into two elevations and two gables of the building. They also featured integral duplex spacer bars within the sealed glazed units and powder-coated Astragal Bars to preserve the building’s character.
The Total Glass team carried out a full survey prior to manufacture, which included the design of specialist brackets to secure the windows. Stuart Holt, Total Glass Commercial Aluminium Manager commented: “This is a landmark building and it’s a privilege to have been involved with such a high-profile and successful conversion project.”
The art deco factory, commissioned by Noel and Frank Terry, was opened in 1926. Taken over by Kraft in 1993, the factory finally closed in 2005.