First Apartments released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield

April, 2024

First Apartments released

Beautifully converted homes at our latest development King’s Gate, Macclesfield

Work has begun on the conversion of the largest building within our King’s Gate development in Macclesfield into a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.

In response to customer demand we are releasing preview information for the first six apartments to be made available within The Residence. These details are being given out exclusively to registered buyers who will also be given the opportunity to attend our VIP preview event, to discuss the release with our dedicated sales team.

The iconic school building now to be known as The Residence, will host a total of 24 apartments and penthouses. Each plot will feature spacious living areas, bespoke kitchens, outside spaces and dedicated parking – Prices starting from £229,950.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “The first phases of new build houses at King’s Gate have been incredibly well received with only three mews properties now available.

“Three of the six unique houses converted from the original Grade 2 listed Library building have been sold and we wanted to try and meet the demand of other buyers who want to be part of the development by releasing apartments in the main building.

“Buyers will be guided through the detailed plans of the building and individual layouts and will be able to see examples of fixtures and specification.”

King’s Gate is set around a central green area with the original commemorative gates now restored and reinstalled at the entrance to the development.

For more information or to receive The Residence preview information, please register your interest in the King’s Gate, Macclesfield development.

Last Chance to Buy at Award Winning Development

April, 2024

Last Chance to Buy at Moor Park

Our award winning Lancaster development, situated at the edge of the Forest of Bowland

Our conversion of the former Lancaster Moor Hospital not only saved a commanding heritage building for the city it also allowed the creation of a small development of new build homes on lower section of the site.

Behind a stone wall and next to the open green space of a former cricket field, Moor Park offers families a unique lifestyle just ten minutes from the city centre.

Now the final property is almost complete and has just been released for sale.

It is a wonderful opportunity to buy a brand new, beautifully designed home within an already established community.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “Lancaster Moor and Moor Park has always been one of our most admired and aspirational developments and hugely popular with a range of buyers.

“It’s on the edge of magnificent countryside in the Trough of Bowland yet with easy access by car or bus into Lancaster with great schools close by – it even has its own corner shop!

“The final property is bespoke for the plot, mixing mellow stone and timber with sharp render and it really is a beautiful house – outside and in.”

The one of a kind Evenholme is available at £499,950

It offers three generous double bedrooms, the principal with its own en-suite shower room and characterful bay window. A fourth single bedroom would be ideal for a nursery or home-office/study.

The ground floor offers the perfect lay-out for modern family living with a huge open plan kitchen/living/dining areas with French doors leading out onto private outside space. A large utility room, downstairs cloakroom and generous storage room provide practicality.

For quieter moments or shared family TV time there is a separate generous living room.

The property also has a single garage and parking.

Gavin added: “This is no run of the mill new build home – it offers space and style and the highest specification in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. We always pride ourselves on creating bespoke high-quality properties and the Evenholme is exceptional.”

The property is available to view – For more information or to book a viewing call Gavin on 0800 151 0960 (option 9)

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

March, 2024

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

We love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces

We love giving new life to old buildings and we love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces.

At Kings Gate in Macclesfield we are turning the original school building and headmasters house into six unique homes that can never again be replicated.

The homes were launched at a special VIP preview event for customers who had registered interest and there was a fantastic response and appreciation of the thought and skill that has gone into each of these special properties.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “Bespoke properties deserve bespoke sales and we take time to talk buyers through the character and individual layouts which are far from the standard identikit box. “People were very complimentary to the design and the layout and the retention of historic detail. “The entire team came together to answer any questions and help buyers fully appreciate the spaces and the lifestyle on offer and we are delighted that one of the properties has been reserved with strong interest in the others.”

The entire PJ Livesey  team is incredibly proud of the way King’s Gate is maturing with the first phases of new build homes complete and residents looking forward to their first summer enjoying the location and the green and open space.

Gavin added: “It is a very happy site with residents appreciating the mix of old and new homes and the setting around the cricket pitch.

“They are proud to be part of this much loved and historic site and proud that the original school gates have been restored and reinstated on site.”

The site’s original gatehouse is now a dedicated marketing suite and in itself a showcase for the quality of finish and attention to detail we put into every property we build.

If you want to learn more about any of the five library conversion properties please contact Gavin on 0800 151 0960

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming soon


February, 2024

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming Soon

Register now for exclusive preview information

Details of our first conversion properties to be released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield are now available to pre-registered clients.

The library building and adjoining headmasters house are the oldest buildings at the site, dating back to 1856 and formed the original Kings School.

The library was the original school house, designed in gothic revival style with a central classroom at its centre open up to a mezzanine with four dramatic timber roof trusses.

It later became a library as the School expanded on the site with a new main hall and classrooms.

They are beautiful buildings of special architectural and historical interest and their unique features have been preserved and maintained over the decades.

P J Livesey is respecting this historic legacy, skilfully converting the spaces to create six unique homes within this lovely walled setting.

Each property will have its own front door and range over two floors but each property is completely individual and hand crafted.

One has a luxurious bedroom suite on the ground floor and a vaulted living area, others have exposed beams and all boast the highest specification kitchens and luxurious bathrooms.

Managing director Georgina Lynch said: “We are using skills honed over 40 years to create beautiful homes within these historic listed buildings. Each one is unique; each window, each doorway, each living area or bedroom and so each property has its own character.

“We are very proud of our commitment to preserving historic buildings and giving them new life and excited to reveal the very special homes we have created here.”

All six properties will be released for off-plan reservations at a Preview Information Event held for pre-registered clients at the start of March.

Prices start from just £399,950

If you would like more information or to attend the Preview Information Event please register your details by clicking the button below and filling in the form.

Wish Came True for Andy and Annette


December, 2023

Wish Came True for Andy and Annette

“Ten years on that’s exactly what’s happened! We moved in August and absolutely love it.”

Andy and Annette Harris used to sneak through the Standish Estate site in the Cotswolds when the old hospital buildings had closed and the site lay shuttered and abandoned.

Annette said: “We would cut down from Standish woods and walk past the old buildings back to the road and I remember saying; ‘I do wish someone would do something with the site. It would be a wonderful place to live.’

“Ten years on that’s exactly what’s happened! We moved here in August and absolutely love it.”

Before moving to Green Walk the couple, who have three grown up children and six grandchildren, lived nearby in the village of Eastington, in a large, modern detached home.

Annette, a retired teacher, said: “It was a gorgeous, gorgeous house with a galleried hallway, lots and lots of bedrooms and a big garden and it was perfect for when the children were growing.

“But I knew it needed money spending on it and as the list of things grew longer and the potential cost went up we decided to look at what else was available and one wet Sunday afternoon I turned on the computer to start searching and Green Walk came up.

“We knew exactly where it was so enquired and Helene rang us back and suggested we come up for a look. Three days later our house was on the market!”

The couple bought a three-bedroom property in The Residence but say they would have been happy with a number of potential homes.

“Initially I didn’t think three bedrooms would be big enough but we walked through the door and it just felt right. And for us it was time to move on and downsize and getting rid of things was quite cathartic,” recalls Annette.

The couple’s property initially sold quickly but they had two buyers change their mind before finally agreeing a sale that went through.

Annette said: “It was an anxious time and we did not think PJ Livesey would keep the house for us but they did and we are grateful for that. Helene was wonderful throughout and I cannot praise her enough. She kept us informed, kept us encouraged and I am so grateful to her for being with us all the way.”

Now happily moved in the couple are enjoying meeting their neighbours and say there is a strong feeling of community with informal events organised and a shared love of the beautiful site.

Annette added: “The restoration of the main house is magnificent and I didn’t realise PJ Livesey had saved so many heritage properties right across the country. It is exactly what sites like this should become and they do it so very well.

“We feel so lucky. We have seen two seasons here and I love opening the curtains in the morning, sitting in bed with a cup of tea and noting the change in the trees. Autumn here was stunning and the recent frost made it truly magical.”

Standish House and Stables


October, 2023


Heritage homes soon to be released at Green Walk, Standish

A unique part of Cotswold heritage now converted to create sumptuous, individual homes.

Standish House and its adjoining traditional stable block were built around 1830 as part of a vast estate belonging to James Dunnton, Lord Sherbourne of Gloucestershire.

He lived in the handsome, rendered villa for about 20 years and was responsible for overseeing the planting of a rich arboretum with specimen trees and shrubs collected from across the world.

The house was later rented out, leased at one time to industrialist Richard Potter, one of whose eight children was Martha Beatrice Potter, later Webb, (Baroness Passfield) would become a great economist, socialist and social reformer who was instrumental in the formation of the Fabian Society.

The house served as a hospital during the wars and because of its elevated, privileged location, later became a specialist centre for the treatment of tuberculosis.

The PJ Livesey Group is respecting this rich social history, conserving the past by converting the house and its grounds into new homes.

Standish House will provide just 12 grand apartments, each one unique, each one a very special privileged place to live.

These are luxurious spaces, many with high ceilings, intricate cornicing, huge windows and the highest specification of kitchens and bathrooms.

All have their own private outside space either a secluded roof top terrace, spacious balcony or private garden.

The original stables are being converted to create two, three-bedroom houses and two with four-bedrooms.

These character houses sit around their own private walled courtyard offering well designed living space perfect for growing families or first-time buyers.