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Quality stands the test of time

03

FEBRUARY, 2020

QUALITY STANDS THE TEST OF TIME

We like to think we are helping leave a legacy, building homes that stand the test of time.

We know that a re-sale PJ Livesey property often carries a premium compared to similar properties in the same location.

The latest example is in Norwich where 15 years ago we converted Read Mills, a run-down complex of Grade II listed industrial warehouses and mills on the banks of the River Wensum close to the city centre.

We transformed this abandoned site, converting the original buildings and adding sympathetic new builds to create a thriving community of 155 new homes ranging from one bedroom apartments to the city’s first £1m penthouse.

We are immensely proud of the project which unlocked an important growth area, allowing for more investment to follow.

It has also allowed more people to enjoy the delights of the river and properties at Reads are still in demand.

The local paper recently highlighted the history of the scheme saying: “Years later, these apartments are still sought-after..” and highlights a two bedroom apartment on the market for £250,000

A picture gallery on our projects page shows the buildings before and after – Click here to view

We know that a re-sale PJ Livesey property often carries a premium compared to similar properties in the same location.

The latest example is in Norwich where 15 years ago we converted Read Mills, a run-down complex of Grade II listed industrial warehouses and mills on the banks of the River Wensum close to the city centre.

We transformed this abandoned site, converting the original buildings and adding sympathetic new builds to create a thriving community of 155 new homes ranging from one bedroom apartments to the city’s first £1m penthouse.

We are immensely proud of the project which unlocked an important growth area, allowing for more investment to follow.

It has also allowed more people to enjoy the delights of the river and properties at Reads are still in demand.

The local paper recently highlighted the history of the scheme saying: “Years later, these apartments are still sought-after..” and highlights a two bedroom apartment on the market for £250,000

A picture gallery on our projects page shows the buildings before and after – Click here to view

825 Didsbury Update

24

JANUARY, 2020

825 DIDSBURY LAUNCHING

National Launch 29th February – 1st March. Exclusive preview viewings available

825 DIDSBURY HOUSES – Phase I includes a collection of six executive newly built homes featuring light filled open plan living areas, bespoke kitchens, generous gardens, dedicated parking and additional roof terraces. The first release includes The Harrison house type, a stunning 4/5 bedroom semi-detached house and The Holt, a semi-detached 3 bedroom home of which there are only two available on the entire development.

Prices range from £499,950 to £569,950

825 DIDSBURY APARTMENTS – Phase I includes a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments within the converted Parklands Building. The Apartments feature generous outside spaces, allocated parking, and a superior specification. Thirteen apartments have already been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £249,950 to £409,950

THE NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes are about to be released. Visit us on the 29th February & 1st March for the National Launch and your chance to view these stunning properties.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 15th & 16th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the National Launch.

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 29th February & 1st March or view a show home at the preview event on the 15th & 16th February, please contact Brittany Paten on 0800 151 0960 and select ‘option 3’

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer Ridgeon on 07595432409

825 DIDSBURY HOUSES – Phase I includes a collection of six executive newly built homes featuring light filled open plan living areas, bespoke kitchens, generous gardens, dedicated parking and additional roof terraces. The first release includes The Harrison house type, a stunning 4/5 bedroom semi-detached house and The Holt, a semi-detached 3 bedroom home of which there are only two available on the entire development.

Prices range from £499,950 to £569,950

825 DIDSBURY APARTMENTS – Phase I includes a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments within the converted Parklands Building. The Apartments feature generous outside spaces, allocated parking, and a superior specification. Thirteen apartments have already been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £249,950 to £409,950

THE NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes are about to be released. Visit us on the 29th February & 1st March for the National Launch and your chance to view these stunning properties.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 15th & 16th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the National Launch.

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 29th February & 1st March or view a show home at the preview event on the 15th & 16th February, please contact Brittany Paten on 0800 151 0960 and select ‘option 3’

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer Ridgeon on 07595432409

Water Garden Apartments Update

15

JANUARY, 2020

WATER GARDEN SHOW APARTMENTS

National Launch Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd February 10am – 4pm

HISTORIC QUARTER HOUSES – From historic conversions to executive new homes all the houses in phase 1 & 2 of the Historic Quarter are now completed and occupied. The converted and newly built homes are arranged around landscaped courtyards which lead out into 400 acres of stunning Cheshire Parkland. The first house was purchased in April 2018 and all off the properties have been retained by the original purchasers.

WATER GARDEN APARTMENTS – The Water Garden is a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments cantilevered over the historic water garden at Alderley Park. The Apartments feature large South facing terraces, underground parking, and a superior specification. Six Apartments have been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £549,950 to £1.69m

WATER GARDEN NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes in the centrepiece Water Garden apartments are about to be released. This is your chance to view the designer dressed show apartments at the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 8th & 9th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the national launch. `

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February or view a show home at the preview event on the 8th & 9th February, please contact Charlotte Preece or Catherine Proctor on 01625 585 305

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer on 0161 872 4503

PROPERTY TO SELL – Gascoigne Halman. Contact Tim Jackson on 01625 590 373

HISTORIC QUARTER HOUSES – From historic conversions to executive new homes all the houses in phase 1 & 2 of the Historic Quarter are now completed and occupied. The converted and newly built homes are arranged around landscaped courtyards which lead out into 400 acres of stunning Cheshire Parkland. The first house was purchased in April 2018 and all off the properties have been retained by the original purchasers.

WATER GARDEN APARTMENTS – The Water Garden is a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments cantilevered over the historic water garden at Alderley Park. The Apartments feature large South facing terraces, underground parking, and a superior specification. Six Apartments have been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £549,950 to £1.69m

WATER GARDEN NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes in the centrepiece Water Garden apartments are about to be released. This is your chance to view the designer dressed show apartments at the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 8th & 9th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the national launch. `

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February or view a show home at the preview event on the 8th & 9th February, please contact Charlotte Preece or Catherine Proctor on 01625 585 305

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer on 0161 872 4503

PROPERTY TO SELL – Gascoigne Halman. Contact Tim Jackson on 01625 590 373

Storeton Hall New Homes

20

DECEMBER, 2020

NEW HOMES AT STORETON HALL

Family sized homes designed specifically for this countryside setting.

Work at our latest new development, Storeton Hall on the Wirral peninsular is progressing well and sales of new homes will start in the spring, ready for occupation in summer 2020.

The original Storeton Hall, which dates back to around 1372, is also being sensitively restored and vertically divided to create two unique homes homes while the neighbouring Storeton Hall barn will be converted to create two properties.

It means that the Hall, the second oldest building on the Wirral, and a unique piece of the region’s history will be saved for future generations and returned to it’s original residential use.

On a separate part of the site impressive new equestrian facilities have already been completed providing state of the art stabling and purpose-built exercise arenas through a well-respected independent livery yard.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce said: “We are very excited about the launch of Storeton Hall and with just 27 new homes and four unique conversions it will be a very special and privileged place to live.

“If you do have a passion for horses it would be the perfect place to call home with brand new stabling and outdoor facilities and acres of land for hacking right on your doorstep.”

“We expect huge interest when our sales cabin opens on site in April and suggest people who are interested to register their details with us now so we can keep them updated with the very latest information on house types and launch prices.”

Work at our latest new development, Storeton Hall on the Wirral peninsular is progressing well and sales of new homes will start in the spring, ready for occupation in summer 2020.

The original Storeton Hall, which dates back to around 1372, is also being sensitively restored and vertically divided to create two unique homes homes while the neighbouring Storeton Hall barn will be converted to create two properties.

It means that the Hall, the second oldest building on the Wirral, and a unique piece of the region’s history will be saved for future generations and returned to it’s original residential use.

On a separate part of the site impressive new equestrian facilities have already been completed providing state of the art stabling and purpose-built exercise arenas through a well-respected independent livery yard.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce said: “We are very excited about the launch of Storeton Hall and with just 27 new homes and four unique conversions it will be a very special and privileged place to live.

“If you do have a passion for horses it would be the perfect place to call home with brand new stabling and outdoor facilities and acres of land for hacking right on your doorstep.”

“We expect huge interest when our sales cabin opens on site in April and suggest people who are interested to register their details with us now so we can keep them updated with the very latest information on house types and launch prices.”

Go Gold

21

NOVEMBER, 2019

P J LIVESEY GO GOLD FOR RESEARCH

Fundraising at our Trafford Park Headquarters has helped two wonderful local charities.

Throughout the whole of September the P J Livesey offices turned ‘Gold’ in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

With a gold-themed cake baking contest, a golden egg raffle and a guess the name of a giant gold bear competion, our generous staff and visitors raised a magnificent £2,180.50 in aid of Friends of Rosie.

The donation will help the Manchester based charity to fund pioneering research looking for improvements in the treatment and diagnosis of children with cancer.

Dorothea Livesey, of P J Livesey, said “We are delighted to support this very worthwhile local charity and help raise awareness for childhood cancer research. My thanks go to everyone who helped to organise events and donated during the month, helping us to reach such a fantastic fundraising total.”

Felicity Goodey CBE DL, Friends of Rosie Chair of Trustees, visited the office to pick up the cheque and said “Our huge thanks goes to the team at P J Livesey for their

amazing fundraising achievements during September. Support like this helps us pump more funding into these vital areas of research, making a difference for children with cancer in the future.”

Green Walk in West Didsbury and The Historic Quarter at Alderley Park with viewers and purchasers also invited to guess the giant toy’s name.

Sheila King, one of our new residents at The Historic Quarter guessed correctly but generously decided to donate the cuddly bear to Francis House Hospice in Didsbury. 

 A whole hearted thank you to everyone who got involved and we send our very best wishes to the charities.

Throughout the whole of September the P J Livesey offices turned ‘Gold’ in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

With a gold-themed cake baking contest, a golden egg raffle and a guess the name of a giant gold bear competion, our generous staff and visitors raised a magnificent £2,180.50 in aid of Friends of Rosie.

The donation will help the Manchester based charity to fund pioneering research looking for improvements in the treatment and diagnosis of children with cancer.

Dorothea Livesey, of P J Livesey, said “We are delighted to support this very worthwhile local charity and help raise awareness for childhood cancer research. My thanks go to everyone who helped to organise events and donated during the month, helping us to reach such a fantastic fundraising total.”

Felicity Goodey CBE DL, Friends of Rosie Chair of Trustees, visited the office to pick up the cheque and said “Our huge thanks goes to the team at P J Livesey for their amazing fundraising achievements during September. Support like this helps us pump more funding into these vital areas of research, making a difference for children with cancer in the future.”

Giant gold bears were also in residence at our developments at Green Walk in West Didsbury and The Historic Quarter at Alderley Park with viewers and purchasers also invited to guess the giant toy’s name.

Sheila King, one of our new residents at The Historic Quarter guessed correctly but generously decided to donate the cuddly bear to Francis House Hospice in Didsbury.

A whole hearted thank you to everyone who got involved and we send our very best wishes to the charities.

IMPORTANT HERITAGE BUILDINGS SAVED IN STROUD

19

SEPTEMBER, 2019

STANDISH ESTATE PURCHASE

32-acre site near Stroud within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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.

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.