Open House at The Cedars

Open House at The Cedars


April, 2019

Open House at The Cedars

One for the curious…  The P J Livesey Group is opening the doors of The Cedars at 825 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury!

Come and join P J Livesey for a one-off chance for the  public to take a look inside this historic Grade II listed house on Saturday April 6th.

Respected local historian Diana Leitch will be sharing stories of the property and describing how Didsbury would have been when the property was first built in 1857.

This is a unique opportunity ahead of work starting to convert the building into grand apartments. The house forms part of the redevelopment of the site into ‘825 Didsbury’, and is set to be the town’s most exclusive new address.

Places will be strictly limited due to space restrictions, and therefore will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can find out more about the availability of spaces  here.

Work elsewhere on site is well underway with construction of new houses already up to first floor level. The conversion of the existing Parklands building into sleek modern apartments is also progressing fast.

To keep up to date with the latest sales information along with first phase release dates at 825 Didsbury please register your interest.

Didsbury Art Festival 2019 at Green Walk

Didsbury Arts Festival at Green Walk


March, 2019

Didsbury Arts Festival at Green Walk

P J Livesey is proud to announce that we are again Gold Sponsors of the Didsbury Arts Festival.

This varied Festival – delivered by the community for the community.
A wonderful mix of art / music / drama and sheer fun. Taking place at a wide range of venues across the south Manchester suburb for two weeks at the end of June.

At DAF 17 we sponsored a sound stage in Didsbury Park for a day long music event and picnic.
Excitingly, this year one of the new build properties at our Green Walk development will act as a pop up art gallery for three locally based artists.

The Festival is for everyone – Didsbury resident or not – so please mark the dates June 22nd to June 30th in your diary and look out for the programme being announced.

For full details on Didsbury Arts Festival Click here.

We would love to see you there.

Best House in Town

Best House in Town!


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 | The Birds

A Wonderful Place to Live


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

Our Lancaster Story


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 >

Manchester’s Newest Neighbourhood

Manchester's Newest Neighbourhood


November, 2018

Manchester’s Newest Neighbourhood

The Green Walk development at Didsbury has been featured in the press as part of Manchester’s newest neighbourhood and it is creating quite a buzz for buyers.

While we are building some of the most exciting new homes this desirable suburb has ever seen, a brand new High School is also taking shape across the road which will offer top class teaching when it opens for pupils in 2019.

Add in two tram stops and a cycle way, a monthly makers market, host of fashionable bars and restaurants and independent shops and you have all the right ingredients for a fabulous lifestyle – all a short hop from Manchester city centre.

Half of the first phase houses at Green Walk have already sold and buyers are encouraged to register their early interest HERE for the imminent forthcoming release of apartments in the distinctive Quantum House building.

You can read all about this lovely new neighbourhood here >

For details of all available properties at Green Walk, click here >

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