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; 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 >

Manchester’s Newest Neighbourhood

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


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.

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.

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 >

Green Walk Launch Success

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November, 2018

Green Walk Launch Success!

More than half the first phase of properties at our Green Walk development in West Didsbury have sold – within days of the official launch.

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.

Buyers have been delighted to find homes designed to have lots of space – both inside and out – in this most popular of south Manchester suburbs. The combination of contemporary design, thoughtful, well-planned living spaces with high ceilings and big windows, roof terraces as well as rear gardens is proving popular with both young professionals investing in a long-term base and families wanting room to grow. Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “We held back releasing properties for sale as we wanted buyers to see the finished product and the reaction has been incredibly rewarding. Buyers tell us that the homes at Green Walk are exactly what they have been waiting for – stylish properties that fit full and busy lifestyles. “It is no surprise that half the first phase sold within days and we will be looking to release more plots soon to meet demand.” Green Walk is part of an emerging new neighbourhood, close to the lively bustle of the independent shops and restaurants on Burton Road but with a more grown up vibe. A new senior school, Didsbury High school opens next September, and next to the iconic Siemens Building new offices are being built aimed at medical tech sector. Read a profile of this new neighbourhood here:

Welcome to Manchesters Newest Neighbourhood > Gavin said: “As well as providing a top-class education the new school will have a host of sports and studio facilities which will be available for community use further adding to the appeal of this well-connected area.” Prices at Green Walk start at £569,950 with Help to Buy available on selected plots. Later Phases feature luxury apartments with prices starting from £220,000

London to Paris Cycle Ride 2018

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


September, 2018

They Made It !

Our intrepid team of cyclists, supported by two marvellous crew, completed the 200-mile journey from London to Paris by bike – and raised thousands of pounds for The Birches specialist support school at Didsbury

Leaving London’s Trafalgar Square at dawn on Friday morning for an overnight ferry to Dieppe the 14-strong group pedalled into Paris late Sunday afternoon and celebrated at the Eiffel Tower.

The route took them through beautiful countryside and picturesque villages before a lively entrance into Paris – where an earlier sportive meant the road was closed and the gendarmes allowed a rare group photo directly under the tower.

Huge amounts of effort went into organising the many elements of the trip but special mention to Maria Schofield and Richard Dingle for the logistics of hotels, the ferry and pre-training and to Steve Alcock for plotting the route.

And a big thank you too to Slater Heelis Law for generously sponsoring the team jerseys and to Virgin Active in Brighton for providing a spa pit stop before the team boarded the ferry.

Director Craig Lynch said: “It was a fantastic team effort all round and an amazing experience.”
But the most important thanks go to the very many generous people who showed their support by donating to the fund raising. We have surpassed our initial target of £10,000 and would love to reach £15,000 before the Just Giving page HERE closes on October 5th.

Every penny will go to help The Birches create new outdoor spaces for the pupils and we look forward to visiting the school to hand over the cheque and learn more about their plans.


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