Enhancing Life at Alderley Park

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


February, 2019

Enchanced Lifestyle at Alderley Park

A brand new gym and sports complex will open at Alderley Park this autumn, which is great news for our residents at The Historic Quarter who will simply be able to step out of their door and stroll across the parkland for their daily workout.

Opening in September this year, the new sports complex will include a health and fitness suite, dance studio, sports hall, three tennis courts and a five-a-side all-weather football pitch. There will also be new 7-a-side and 11-a-side football pitches and outdoor recreation areas.

It is being managed by Cheshire-based Everybody Sport and Recreation, and members will also be able to use any of the 15 other group run centres across Cheshire including at Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Knutsford.

The gym is all part of the whole lifestyle on offer at Alderley Park where a new community is gently settling in and enjoying life on this historic estate. Other elements will be a gastro pub, boutique hotel and a farm shop.

We have just seven houses left at The Historic Quarter, contemporary spaces set around a cobbled courtyard some with first floor terraces that enjoy views over the parkland and offer the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

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Apartments in the bespoke Water Garden will be released for sale in the spring. Register your Interest >

Peter Hartwell, CEO, Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “We will be putting together a varied schedule of classes, ranging from indoor group cycling to yoga, which will be open to the all the people working and living at the Park as well as for the local community to enjoy”.

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Best House in Town

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


February, 2019

The Residence York. Best House in Town

A duplex apartment in The Residence – our conversion of the former Terry’s Chocolate factory – has been voted the best apartment in York in the BBC’s Best House in Town series.

It was lovely to see the iconic Grade II listed building looking very fine on the small screen and to hear the comments of the judges as they opened cupboards, inspected bathrooms and cast a critical eye over the space.

You can watch the series here >

It is also a tribute to the interior design skills of owners Sarah and Glen who have created a sumptuous and sophisticated interior. The couple moved from a big house in the country with their seven-year-old son to the spacious duplex and say life is now “just easier”!

Asked what they liked about the development they said: “Internal features, the external features, the functionality of the fittings, the history and the location” – just about everything then!

The Residence apartment now goes through to the programme final against another three properties all aiming to be named Best House in Town.

The P J Livesey involvement at the former Terry’s Chocolate works continues and we are about to start work on converting the site’s landmark Clock Tower into 22 unique apartments.

These too will be very special places to live and with such a limited number interest is already very high.

People who register their interest will be the first to hear news of confirmed build times and details of individual apartments which will range from one bedroom to three bedroom plots.

Click here to lodge your details: Register your interest >

St. Gregory’s Place; Your last chance

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


January, 2019

St. Gregory’s Place;
Your Last Chance

This is your last chance to own unique piece of heritage, a two bedroom/two-bathroom apartment at our characterful St Gregory’s development in the historic town of Sudbury in Suffolk.

Our conversion of the former Walnuttree Hospital buildings has been incredibly popular both with people who already love this thriving market town and new commuters who appreciate both the quality of life on offer and the value for money. – Click here to see what one of our residents had to say.

Plot 32 is in the main historic building and offers spacious living together with a master bedroom suite with shower, guest bedroom and separate bathroom. It’s a light, bright apartment on the first floor, but best of all is the wide balcony that runs the length of the kitchen/living space and gives wonderful views over the neighbouring Water Meadows.

Priced at £309,950 , the property also includes two dedicated parking spaces. 

Sudbury is just a 90-minute train journey from central London but offers a different pace of life with a busy weekly market, independent shops and restaurants and the wild open acres of the historic Water Meadows which have been public land for centuries.

If you are interested to know more, please contact the St Gregory’s marketing team on 01787 813 117 or call in to the development which is open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm.

Alternatively you can register your interest here >

If you wish to find out more about St. Gregory’s Place click here.

Please note: All computer generated images are indicative only of the properties at Moor Park, Lancaster. No assumptions should be made as each property is individually designed, please contact the sales team for full details.

St Gregory’s Place; The Birds.

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


December, 2018

St. Gregory’s Place ‘A Wonderful place to live’

“I wish we could have moved here 20 years ago..!”

A lovely comment from John Bird who, with his wife Sonja, moved into a brand new house at our St Gregory’s development in Sudbury in the summer of 2018.

It’s not unusual for clients to love their new PJ Livesey homes but at 85 and 80 years old the Birds prove it is never too late to move.

John said: “We have done the opposite of most people our age – we moved from a bungalow to a three-storey house and it’s the best thing we have ever done.

“We are so pleased to have our house, we love it.

“We knew we wanted to be here as soon as we visited and saw the setting and now we have moor hens and swans and ducks on the Water Meadows and I can see squirrels doing acrobats in the trees in the garden.

“It is a wonderful place to live. I stepped out last night and walked round to the original old buildings and the main gateway where the lights were on. It was misty and very atmospheric and felt so peaceful and still.

“I am a big reader and can walk into town to the library and get whatever we need from the shops and we often go to the Old Mill Hotel just next door to eat.”

The Bird’s son lives close by but they have also made good friends with their new neighbours and enjoy the ‘community’ feel of St Gregory’s.

John said: “My next door neighbour puts our dustbins out for us – no-one has ever done that for us before – and the other night we all went for a chat and something to eat at the Inn.

“I grew up in an orphanage, not knowing my brother and sister till we were older, so to have people around you who care is just lovely.

“We are so very happy here.”

Find your own happy place at St. Gregory’s Place >

Our Lancaster Story

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


December, 2018

Our Lancaster Story

 A new film has just been released showing the city of Lancaster and the surrounding North West countryside in all its fabulous glory.

Our Lancaster Story: City, hub & heartland was commissioned by the City Council to tell the city’s story but also where and how Lancaster can grow and develop in the future. Crossed by canals and the River Lune, it is a city region like no other, situated between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within minutes of both spectacular coastline and stunning countryside. Lancaster is a place of quality, scale and magnitude with historic buildings and significant landmarks sitting alongside two modern and aspiring universities – Lancaster and Cumbria. The four-minute film, produced by Manchester based Paper Film has already had more than 8,000 views. You can watch it here; Our Lancaster Story >

If you are inspired to be part of the story we have family homes and spacious apartments for sale at Moor Park: REGISTER YOUR INTEREST >

New Year, New Home!

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


December, 2018

New Year, New Home!

Sellers have two weeks to get their house in order if they want to take advantage of the New Year peak in online property searches.

Prepping your house now and getting good photography done before the tinsel and Christmas decorations go up could be the difference between bagging a buyer early in 2019 or having to wait until spring. And sellers who are pro-active have more chance of getting their dream home at developments like St Gregory’s in Sudbury where there are just a handful of properties left for sale. Rob Chapman is New Homes partner for William H. Brown the national agency that is acting alongside the developer PJ Livesey at St Gregory’s. He said: “Buyers like something individual and St Gregory’s is unique. You will never be able to replicate this development, and that individuality and the quality of the craftsmanship in the build makes for a good long-term investment. “It has understandably been very popular with only three houses and five apartments left for sale and when they are gone they are gone – there will not be another St Gregory’s. “ And he advised anyone looking to move early in 2019 to try and think about the move before enjoying the Christmas break. He said: “Sellers can be reluctant to put their property on the market in December but it’s important to plan now for the New Year. Right now people are busy with parties and seeing family and friends and preparing for Christmas and they don’t have time to look at houses on the internet – it is all about Amazon and Ocado! “But in January the traffic goes through the roof and is often the best sales month by far. So we would advise sellers to speak to us now, get everything in order and ready to go to hit the market at the most active time of the year. “As a national agency we analyse data and see trends from across the country and use that knowledge to inform sellers as realistically and honestly as possible. We don’t price property to buy the business and give sellers false hope – that just blocks the market. “And we don’t want that, we want 2019 to be the year you moved!” Gavin Pearce, Group Sales manager with PJ Livesey said: “St Gregory’s is in an idyllic position and would be a lovely place to start the New Year! But we have just five apartments left for sale, converted from the original Walnuttree Hospital buildings, and three new build houses so advise people to get in touch with us and visit site to get their plans in place.”