Developer Newby has secured the green light from the City of York Council to redevelop the former Nestle factory on Haxby Road in York.
The project, named Cocoa Works, has been designed by Axis Architecture, while O’Neill Associates has been selected as the planning consultant.
The building, which has been unoccupied since 2008, will be overhauled to feature 258 residential apartments. The units will be spread out across the building’s six existing floors, and will be available in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations.
The project will also involve the addition of a new 4,000 sq ft convenience store, storage space for 288 bicycles, 173 external parking spaces and landscaped areas with feature lighting.
Newby founding partner Nick Moody said: “The approved design will preserve the structure with little change to the façade, and also restore features such as the memorial library, clocks, railings and covered walkway, whilst providing a revised internal configuration.”