First Apartments released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield

April, 2024

First Apartments released

Beautifully converted homes at our latest development King’s Gate, Macclesfield

Work has begun on the conversion of the largest building within our King’s Gate development in Macclesfield into a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.

In response to customer demand we are releasing preview information for the first six apartments to be made available within The Residence. These details are being given out exclusively to registered buyers who will also be given the opportunity to attend our VIP preview event, to discuss the release with our dedicated sales team.

The iconic school building now to be known as The Residence, will host a total of 24 apartments and penthouses. Each plot will feature spacious living areas, bespoke kitchens, outside spaces and dedicated parking – Prices starting from £229,950.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “The first phases of new build houses at King’s Gate have been incredibly well received with only three mews properties now available.

“Three of the six unique houses converted from the original Grade 2 listed Library building have been sold and we wanted to try and meet the demand of other buyers who want to be part of the development by releasing apartments in the main building.

“Buyers will be guided through the detailed plans of the building and individual layouts and will be able to see examples of fixtures and specification.”

King’s Gate is set around a central green area with the original commemorative gates now restored and reinstalled at the entrance to the development.

For more information or to receive The Residence preview information, please register your interest in the King’s Gate, Macclesfield development.

First Awards from our Community Green Fund

April, 2024

First Awards from our Community Green Fund

We are delighted to announce the first recipients of funding

We are delighted to announce the first recipients of funding from the Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund helping communities improve and maintain their green spaces.

Both projects are in Parbold, close to our latest development, and will enable volunteer residents to brighten their local area this spring and summer.

The first award of £500 will let the Friends of Parbold Station buy a new tiered planter and the plants to fill it for the Southport-bound side of the station.

John Sloane, from the Group said: “Following the removal of a passenger shelter we need a new focal point for the platform and this award will help us provide that.

“We are all incredibly proud of our station in Parbold which is well used by the local community and we want to keep it a bright and colourful place. We are delighted to have the support of the PJ Livesey Group, through the Ralph Brocklehurst Fund, to help us do that.”

The second award of £200 will allow a small but dedicated group of volunteers buy materials and tools for the maintenance of public gardens in Parbold.

The Parbold Tree Warden Group regularly take part in weeding, planting, pruning and litter-picking to make sure the village’s gardens and verges, particularly around protected trees, are looking their best.

The Group needs funds to buy more equipment for their volunteers.

Managing director Georgina Lynch said: “We are really pleased to announce the first recipients and I am sure Ralph would have been delighted to know of the work being done in his name.

“We look forward to receiving more applications to the Fund from charitable groups within five miles of our current developments in Sheffield, Portsmouth and Stroud as well as Parbold.”

Lancaster House on Lancaster Lane was built in 1845 for local industrialist Hugh Ainscough, it was used by the family up until 1929 when it was first rented, then purchased, by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur UK, who occupied the 6.5-acre site up until 2021.

The main house is being converted into four grand apartments, while the stable block will become five new homes. Thirteen new build properties are being built within the grounds.

Georgina added: “The gardens of Lancaster House are just as important as the buildings and are being restored and improved to create a place of peace and tranquillity which residents will be able to enjoy.”

To learn more about the Ralph Brocklehurst Fund and how to apply please CLICK HERE

Last Chance to Buy at Award Winning Development

April, 2024

Last Chance to Buy at Moor Park

Our award winning Lancaster development, situated at the edge of the Forest of Bowland

Our conversion of the former Lancaster Moor Hospital not only saved a commanding heritage building for the city it also allowed the creation of a small development of new build homes on lower section of the site.

Behind a stone wall and next to the open green space of a former cricket field, Moor Park offers families a unique lifestyle just ten minutes from the city centre.

Now the final property is almost complete and has just been released for sale.

It is a wonderful opportunity to buy a brand new, beautifully designed home within an already established community.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “Lancaster Moor and Moor Park has always been one of our most admired and aspirational developments and hugely popular with a range of buyers.

“It’s on the edge of magnificent countryside in the Trough of Bowland yet with easy access by car or bus into Lancaster with great schools close by – it even has its own corner shop!

“The final property is bespoke for the plot, mixing mellow stone and timber with sharp render and it really is a beautiful house – outside and in.”

The one of a kind Evenholme is available at £499,950

It offers three generous double bedrooms, the principal with its own en-suite shower room and characterful bay window. A fourth single bedroom would be ideal for a nursery or home-office/study.

The ground floor offers the perfect lay-out for modern family living with a huge open plan kitchen/living/dining areas with French doors leading out onto private outside space. A large utility room, downstairs cloakroom and generous storage room provide practicality.

For quieter moments or shared family TV time there is a separate generous living room.

The property also has a single garage and parking.

Gavin added: “This is no run of the mill new build home – it offers space and style and the highest specification in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. We always pride ourselves on creating bespoke high-quality properties and the Evenholme is exceptional.”

The property is available to view – For more information or to book a viewing call Gavin on 0800 151 0960 (option 9)

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

March, 2024

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

We love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces

We love giving new life to old buildings and we love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces.

At Kings Gate in Macclesfield we are turning the original school building and headmasters house into six unique homes that can never again be replicated.

The homes were launched at a special VIP preview event for customers who had registered interest and there was a fantastic response and appreciation of the thought and skill that has gone into each of these special properties.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “Bespoke properties deserve bespoke sales and we take time to talk buyers through the character and individual layouts which are far from the standard identikit box. “People were very complimentary to the design and the layout and the retention of historic detail. “The entire team came together to answer any questions and help buyers fully appreciate the spaces and the lifestyle on offer and we are delighted that one of the properties has been reserved with strong interest in the others.”

The entire PJ Livesey  team is incredibly proud of the way King’s Gate is maturing with the first phases of new build homes complete and residents looking forward to their first summer enjoying the location and the green and open space.

Gavin added: “It is a very happy site with residents appreciating the mix of old and new homes and the setting around the cricket pitch.

“They are proud to be part of this much loved and historic site and proud that the original school gates have been restored and reinstated on site.”

The site’s original gatehouse is now a dedicated marketing suite and in itself a showcase for the quality of finish and attention to detail we put into every property we build.

If you want to learn more about any of the five library conversion properties please contact Gavin on 0800 151 0960

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming soon


February, 2024

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming Soon

Register now for exclusive preview information

Details of our first conversion properties to be released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield are now available to pre-registered clients.

The library building and adjoining headmasters house are the oldest buildings at the site, dating back to 1856 and formed the original Kings School.

The library was the original school house, designed in gothic revival style with a central classroom at its centre open up to a mezzanine with four dramatic timber roof trusses.

It later became a library as the School expanded on the site with a new main hall and classrooms.

They are beautiful buildings of special architectural and historical interest and their unique features have been preserved and maintained over the decades.

P J Livesey is respecting this historic legacy, skilfully converting the spaces to create six unique homes within this lovely walled setting.

Each property will have its own front door and range over two floors but each property is completely individual and hand crafted.

One has a luxurious bedroom suite on the ground floor and a vaulted living area, others have exposed beams and all boast the highest specification kitchens and luxurious bathrooms.

Managing director Georgina Lynch said: “We are using skills honed over 40 years to create beautiful homes within these historic listed buildings. Each one is unique; each window, each doorway, each living area or bedroom and so each property has its own character.

“We are very proud of our commitment to preserving historic buildings and giving them new life and excited to reveal the very special homes we have created here.”

All six properties will be released for off-plan reservations at a Preview Information Event held for pre-registered clients at the start of March.

Prices start from just £399,950

If you would like more information or to attend the Preview Information Event please register your details by clicking the button below and filling in the form.

Launch of Community Green Legacy Fund


February, 2024

Launch of Community Green Legacy Fund

The Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund set up to help groups and communities

We are very proud to announce the launch of the Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund set up to help groups and communities wanting to improve gardens and green spaces in their local neighbourhood.

The Fund is named to remember and celebrate the life of Ralph Brocklehurst, a key part of the PJ Livesey story over three decades, and passionate gardener who sadly died from cancer in 2022.

Managing director, Georgina Lynch, said: “Ralph had a great love of buildings and gardens and we wanted to honour his memory by helping local communities create or improve their own gardens or green spaces, creating places that people can enjoy.

“Ralph understood the restorative power of plants and gardens and having places, be they large or small, where you can connect with nature is hugely important.

“We always want to enhance the communities where we develop and this is a way to support the work being done by people to improve their local environment.”

Community groups, schools and other organisations within five miles of our on-going developments can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 and the money can be used to purchase tools, plants or to buy professional support.

Applications detailing the project and what the monies will be used for can be made throughout the year and will be awarded twice a year, in March and September.

Georgina added: “We know the power of a community and cannot wait to hear about projects either on-going or that need help to get started and to help them flourish and grow.”


• Green Walk, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3HA
• Tapton Court, Shore Ln, Sheffield S10 3BW
• Kings Court, Macclesfield, SK10 1AP
• St James Hospital, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD
• Lancaster House, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7HT