IMPORTANT HERITAGE BUILDINGS SAVED IN STROUD

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September, 2019

Standish Estate Purchase Completed 

We have just completed the purchase of the Standish Estate, a beautiful 32-acre site near Stroud in Gloucestershire within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

At the heart of this glorious wooded estate are a cluster of historic buildings that span the centuries, including a Grade 2 listed Georgian manor house. The estate was most recently used as a hospital and other buildings include two Art Deco style ward buildings and a distinctive hydrotherapy pool house.

The main hospital closed in 2004 and earlier this year we received planning permission to convert the existing buildings into 48 homes and within the grounds will build some brand new homes designed specifically for this unique location.

We will also be making extensive improvements to the grounds including new footpaths and improved open spaces to make the most of the unique mature landscaped and incorporating a range of ecological habitat improvements, including new homes for rare species of bats.

Director James Woodmansee said: “We are very pleased to now be in a position to start work to save these important heritage buildings and give them new purpose, using our experience in dealing with complex sites where creative solutions are required.

“While the site has a number of complex constraints, the unique setting with hundreds of mature trees and stunning views over the open countryside, combined with a group of heritage assets on a scale rarely seen in the UK, provide the foundation for an exceptional development.

“It has taken many of years of hard work to get to this point, working closely with Homes England and the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, our team of designers and consultants, Stroud District Council, the local Parish Councils and local residents. We were delighted that the efforts to strike the delicate balance between providing a long-term future for the heritage assets and minimising impact on the special setting were recognised by the planning committee members with their unanimous decision.

“After being boarded up for more than a decade, the buildings are in a poor state of repair and were in danger of being lost forever. We will use all our skills and expertise, learned over four decades, to bring them back to life and create a truly stunning development that respects this unique and beautiful location.”

Standish House, together with its adjoining stable block, will be converted to 20 grand houses and apartments, and the two distinctive Art Deco style ward buildings will be converted to 26 properties. The hydrotherapy pool building, which was previously considered for demolition, will be converted into two properties.

Ranged across the site the 99 new build homes, from two-bedroom starter homes to larger family semi-detached and detached houses, will provide a diverse range of properties each designed specifically for the site.

 

 

GREEN WALK APARTMENTS OVER 50% SOLD

Apartments Officially Released

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September, 2019

Over 50% of Green Walk Apartments sold 

The first phase of apartments released for sale in Quantum House at Green Walk in West Didsbury is now more than 50% sold, and a September preview event is scheduled to showcase new show homes and latest availability.

Homes throughout the building have been snapped up by buyers, including two of the stunning penthouses – one for more than £1m.

Many of the sales are to repeat PJ Livesey customers which demonstrates the faith they have in the quality of the design and build we deliver and long-term confidence in their investment.

The next apartments released for sale include a brand new fully dressed show home on the second floor. It is a beautiful home, ready to walk into with all fitted carpets and floor finishes, fitted wardrobes, lighting and bespoke blinds.

It has two bedrooms, a wide terrace for morning coffee or evening drinks and allocated parking. It is priced at £339,950 and buyers in a position to proceed will benefit from additional incentives to suit their own circumstances.

Duplex penthouses which have stunning dual aspect views are available from £669,950.

The final one bedroom apartment in phase one is also available priced at £219,950. 

Help to Buy is available on all properties under £600,000. It makes moving into a home of your own more accessible with only a 5% deposit needed and we can offer independent financial advice to help you unlock your dream home.

To see for yourself how the homes available at Quantum House add up please feel free to call in to the preview event on Saturday September 28th from 10am to 4.00pm. Alternatively for a private view please contact either Brittany or Keith on 0161 445 9307

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The Water Garden – Exclusive Preview Event

Apartments Officially Released

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September, 2019

The Water Garden, Alderley. Exclusive Preview Event

A private view is being held on Thursday September 26th for buyers who have registered an interest in apartment life at The Water Garden and details of the bespoke design and prices will be released.

We are incredibly proud of The Historic Quarter at Alderley Park.

This unique development blends character cottages from the original Stanley Estate and contemporary town houses set around two tranquil courtyards. It has been a joy bringing these buildings back to life, preserving their historic integrity and creating new homes for modern living. Buyers recognised that it is a very special place within the special setting of Alderley Park and all the houses have been sold.

Now the centrepiece of The Historic Quarter – the Water Garden – is being launched.

Just 19 sumptuous apartments, two garden apartments and four penthouses in a shimmering building of glass with wide balconies that cantilever over tranquil water. It will be a stunning place to live. The ultimate retreat for buyers looking for single level luxury in a setting that is private and secure.  Construction is progressing well and as we work up the building the views over the ancient parkland reveal themselves.  The first apartments are scheduled for completion in December this year. Three penthouses and one of the larger apartments have already been reserved off-plan.

A private view is being held on Thursday the 26th of September for buyers who have registered an interest in life at The Water Garden and details of the bespoke design and prices will be released. This opportunity of a lifetime will be launched nationally on September 28th.

If you would like to reserve a private view prior to the National Launch, please call  Gavin Pearce on 01625 585 305 to arrange your exclusive appointment 

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

St. James Portsmouth – Recently Acquired

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July, 2019

PORTSMOUTH SITE RECENTLY ACQUIRED

We are very proud to have been selected to bring forward proposals to redevelop a large hospital site in Portsmouth.

St James’ Hospital, close to the sea front at Southsea, consists of a number of handsome Grade 2 listed buildings set in 25 acres of parkland.

There is a well-loved cricket pitch and pavilion and a Grade 2 listed chapel that will be retained with options for community use.

The buildings are recently vacant after NHS services were relocated to new facilities in the city and we are now consulting with the local community on how they would like to see the site developed.

P J Livesey Director, James Woodmansee, said: “The St James’ Hospital site is a landmark for Portsmouth and one that demands a unique solution. We have the extensive knowledge and experience to do this and to do it well and will be working alongside the City Council and the city’s conservation team

“This is an opportunity to redefine residential development within Portsmouth, providing unrivalled new homes on a scale that can make a real difference to the mix available, making the best use of a brownfield site and securing a long-term future for a significant range of listed buildings.

“It is an opportunity not to be squandered and our uncompromising approach to quality and heritage will create an exemplar development the local community and the wider City will be proud of.”

The first Community Consultation Event is being held on Wednesday July 17th between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Portsmouth and Southsea Cricket Club, Locksway Road, Portsmouth. PO4 8LD

St James’ Hospital, close to the sea front at Southsea, consists of a number of handsome Grade 2 listed buildings set in 25 acres of parkland.

There is a well-loved cricket pitch and pavilion and a Grade 2 listed chapel that will be retained with options for community use.

The buildings are recently vacant after NHS services were relocated to new facilities in the city and we are now consulting with the local community on how they would like to see the site developed.

P J Livesey Director, James Woodmansee, said: “The St James’ Hospital site is a landmark for Portsmouth and one that demands a unique solution. We have the extensive knowledge and experience to do this and to do it well and will be working alongside the City Council and the city’s conservation team

“This is an opportunity to redefine residential development within Portsmouth, providing unrivalled new homes on a scale that can make a real difference to the mix available, making the best use of a brownfield site and securing a long-term future for a significant range of listed buildings.

“It is an opportunity not to be squandered and our uncompromising approach to quality and heritage will create an exemplar development the local community and the wider City will be proud of.”

The first Community Consultation Event is being held on Wednesday July 17th between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Portsmouth and Southsea Cricket Club, Locksway Road, Portsmouth. PO4 8LD

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Giving Art a New Home

Didsbury Arts Festival at Green Walk

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June, 2019

Giving Art a New Home

As part of the Didsbury Arts Festival, Green Walk will feature as a Pop Up Art gallery to showcase the work of local artists. 

One of our gorgeous properties at Green Walk in Didsbury has been turned into a Pop Up Art gallery to showcase the work of local artists.

‘Giving Art a New Home’ is part of our sponsorship of the bi-annual Didsbury Arts Festival and we are proud to support this ambitious and inspiring ten-day festival of arts and culture which takes place in locations across the area.

We collaborated with Helena Hulova-Sharpe who runs the Everyman Art Gallery on Wilmslow Road and is Visual Arts Co-ordinator for the Festival.

Work includes abstract artwork by Suzanne Bethell, full of joy, movement and life; former architect, Kevin Pockock’s bold colourful statements and pieces by Patrick Cunningham which reflect the history of Manchester and development of the cotton industry.

Complementing the art work are sculptural pieces by Martin Hedges.

All the pieces are looking for a new permanent home – with prices ranging from £150 – £4,000.

The Green Walk gallery runs from June 27th – June 30th after which we encourage you to visit the Everyman Art Gallery where Green Walk residents can enjoy a special price as a Welcome to Didsbury.

For full details on Didsbury Arts Festival Click here.

We would love to see you there.

Inspired by History

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May, 2019

INSPIRED BY HISTORY

Taking inspiration from the past to build new properties for the future

We take pride in breathing new life back into Britain’s historic buildings. Although every building is different and challenging, the homes we create are totally unique, just like our buyers. The care that we take in designing buildings and marketing our properties is all worthwhile when we see our clients fall in love with their new home!

The East & West Courtyards at The Historic Quarter, Alderley Park have been complety transformed. Buildings that started out as barns servicing a Cheshire Manor House, were later used as offices and are now beautiful Cheshire Cottages nestled around central courtyards.

This followed with the release of the South Courtyard and a collection of properties that defy categorisation. Properties inspired by the past but designed for the future, not mews houses or town houses or villas but incorporating the most desirable characterises from those properties with the modern convenience of newly built homes.

The largest property in the South Courtyard has just been purchased.

Of the 14 homes released in the South Courtyard only 3 remain available for purchase with plot 33 being completed as a designer dressed show home. Walking into these properties is like being let in on a secret only few know about. You’re greeted by exceptional open spaces flooded with light that open onto gardens that blur into the surrounding parkland.

While writing this blog, plot 25 has just been reserved to a client who fell in love with the beautiful setting and design of the property.

To arrange a viewing and find out more about what makes the Historic Quarter a special place to live please contact the sales team.

CALL 01625 585 305

We take pride in breathing new life back into Britain’s historic buildings. Although every building is different and challenging, the homes we create are totally unique, just like our buyers. The care that we take in designing buildings and marketing our properties is all worthwhile when we see our clients fall in love with their new home!

The East & West Courtyards at The Historic Quarter, Alderley Park have been complety transformed. Buildings that started out as barns servicing a Cheshire Manor House, were later used as offices and are now beautiful Cheshire Cottages nestled around central courtyards.

This followed with the release of the South Courtyard and a collection of properties that defy categorisation. Properties inspired by the past but designed for the future, not mews houses or town houses or villas but incorporating the most desirable characterises from those properties with the modern convenience of newly built homes.

The largest property in the South Courtyard has just been purchased.

Of the 14 homes released in the South Courtyard only 3 remain available for purchase with plot 33 being completed as a designer dressed show home. Walking into these properties is like being let in on a secret only few know about. You’re greeted by exceptional open spaces flooded with light that open onto gardens that blur into the surrounding parkland.

While writing this blog, plot 25 has just been reserved to a client who fell in love with the beautiful setting and design of the property.

To arrange a viewing and find out more about what makes the Historic Quarter a special place to live please contact the sales team.

CALL 01625 585 305