Sweet result for historic building

A full roof refurbishment has helped preserve a famous chocolate works.

The historic Terry’s Chocolate Factory – a Grade II listed building which opened in 1926 – has been transformed into a care village owned by Springfield Healthcare.

Once home to brands such as Chocolate Orange, the factory was closed in 2005 and fell into disrepair. The building, which is part of a 27-acre site, was acquired by Henry Boot Developments for conversion. The renovations included the roof refurbishment, undertaken by L.A. Hall using a Sika Sarnafil single ply system.

Sika said a “vital element” of the repairs was the work on the existing flat and slate roof areas that were in a very poor state, and a roof for the new additional floor of the building.

The roofing works comprised a number of disciplines including heritage Westmorland slating, single ply, zinc cladding and leadwork.

The Sika Sarnafil system was suggested for the flat roof areas as it matched the client’s requirements for longevity and sustainability.