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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.

St. James Portsmouth – Planning

10

JUNE, 2019

PROPOSALS FOR PORTSMOUTH SITE

We’ve 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

28

JUNE, 2019

GIVING ART A NEW HOME

As part of the Didsbury Arts Festival, Green Walk will 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.

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.

Open House at The Cedars

03

APRIL, 2019

OPEN HOUSE AT THE CEDARS

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.

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

22

MARCH, 2019

DIDSBURY ARTS FESTIVAL

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.

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.