DIDSBURY DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

27

May, 2021

DIDSBURY SITE SUCCESS

Coming soon, the much-anticipated final phase of homes at 825 Didsbury

The PJ Livesey team has been dedicated to design and quality for more than 40 years, with recent success including five developments in Didsbury, leaving a lasting legacy.

Developments such as St. James Park, Needham Hall, Didsbury Gate and Green Walk have shown our skill and craftsmanship creating homes we’re proud to have in our portfolio and our 825 Didsbury site is no different.

Our passion to design and build homes of excellence continues and our 825 Didsbury properties have been greatly received by clients seeing success beyond what we had forecasted.

With all current availability – over 70% of the development – now reserved we are fast-tracking the final release at 825 Didsbury, the conversion of the exceptional Cedars building to keep up with demand.

The Cedars building is a historic Grade II listed villa first built in 1857, which sits at the heart of this stunning development. It’s brilliant white, grand 3-bay south façade stands proud within the mature parkland, set back from Wilmslow Road.

We have plans to transform this unique and historic building into a mix of 21 bespoke converted grand feature properties and newly built apartments. Many of the converted properties will include original features such as wood panelling, high

ceilings and large bay windows skilfully combined with contemporary design.

We’re excited to be releasing our off-plan preview information to our pre-registered clients shortly, ahead of the official release.

Situated just a stone’s throw from Didsbury village, now one of the country’s most sought-after locations featuring independent shops, bars and restaurants; top class schools and universities, parks and open space along with excellent transport links. Demand for the final release at 825 Didsbury is expected to be high with many pre-registered clients already keenly awaiting much-anticipated preview information.

If you are looking for a quality home in Didsbury, set within a fine period conversion and have flexibility with timings for your move – register your interest today to be added onto our exclusive mailing list and receive preview details.

Property Guide Pricing:
One bedroom apartments from £274,950
Two bedroom apartments from £324,950
Feature properties from £474,950

Or CALL 0161 448 0902 for more information

The PJ Livesey team has been dedicated to design and quality for more than 40 years, with recent success including five developments in Didsbury, leaving a lasting legacy.

Developments such as St. James Park, Needham Hall, Didsbury Gate and Green Walk have shown our skill and craftsmanship creating homes we’re proud to have in our portfolio and our 825 Didsbury site is no different.

Our passion to design and build homes of excellence continues and our 825 Didsbury properties have been greatly received by clients seeing success beyond what we had forecasted.

With all current availability – over 70% of the development – now reserved we are fast-tracking the final release at 825 Didsbury, the conversion of the exceptional Cedars building to keep up with demand.

The Cedars building is a historic Grade II listed villa first built in 1857, which sits at the heart of this stunning development. It’s brilliant white, grand 3-bay south façade stands proud within the mature parkland, set back from Wilmslow Road.

We have plans to transform this unique and historic building into a mix of 21 bespoke converted grand feature properties and newly built apartments. Many of the converted properties will include original features such as wood panelling, high ceilings and large bay windows skilfully combined with contemporary design.

We’re excited to be releasing our off-plan preview information to our pre-registered clients shortly, ahead of the official release.

Situated just a stone’s throw from Didsbury village, now one of the country’s most sought-after locations featuring independent shops, bars and restaurants; top class schools and universities, parks and open space along with excellent transport links. Demand for the final release at 825 Didsbury is expected to be high with many pre-registered clients already keenly awaiting much-anticipated preview information.

If you are looking for a quality home in Didsbury, set within a fine period conversion and have flexibility with timings for your move – register your interest today to be added onto our exclusive mailing list and receive preview details.

Property Guide Pricing:
One bedroom apartments from £274,950
Two bedroom apartments from £324,950
Feature properties from £474,950

Or CALL 0161 448 0902 for more information

AROUND THE WORLD FOR RALPH UPDATE

13

May, 2021

UPDATE: AROUND THE WORLD FOR RALPH

We are now more than half way on our Around the World for Ralph fund raising expedition.

The PJ Livesey Team is walking, running, rowing and cycling our way around the world – covering a whopping 25,000 miles – to raise money for The Christie Charity.

with fundraising now topping £3,500 we have doubled our original target to £5,000. All the money will go to The Christie where our colleague Ralph, and many others, are receiving wonderful treatment and care.

It has been great to see so many of the PJ Livesey team recording their steps every day whether walking around on-site, getting some fresh air at lunchtime or hitting the spin bike at home. Special mention to Keiran Graham Who ran 50 miles from Manchester to Liverpool.

Thanks also to the litter pickers, the dog walkers, the weekend hikers and the rowers. Every mile counts.

After travelling West, we have finally reached Russia and are now heading home.

If you want to show your support for Ralph and the amazing work of The Christie the fundraising page linked below

RECREATING HISTORY AT STORETON

04

MAY, 2021

RECREATING HISTORY AT STORETON HALL

The process of bringing a scheduled listed monument, back into use is a delicate one.

For more than 12 months our teams have been carefully removing new additions and taking it back to its original 14th century shell and it is now being rebuilt using many of the same techniques of the original craftsmen.

Our in-house heritage architect Bill Bayliss said: “It is always interesting to ‘read’ an old building and see how it has been adapted and changed over the centuries. The exterior wall we see now was once the interior wall of a grand hall that would have stood where the courtyard is now.

“There were new additions to the building in the 16th and 17th centuries and it is fascinating to see how techniques evolved.”

The original timber trusses remain intact and have been repaired and spliced where needed to show the modern intervention. The wooden lintels which had fallen victim to weather and were rotting have been replaced with stone.

The slate roof was in good condition and each tile has been carefully removed, checked and already replaced on one section of the hall while others are stored waiting to be re-used.

The second section is still scaffolded while stonemason Tony Gavin carries out the skilled job of repairing the end gable wall and re-instating a large medieval window.

Tony began his training as a stonemason when he left school at 15 and has worked on many of PJ Livesey’s most ambitions restorations including Halifax Royal Hospital, Dartford Hospital, Didsbury Gate and Lancaster Moor Hospital.

He said: “We have a workshop on site but the tools we use are the same tools they used 735 years ago when the Hall was first built.

“We took down one end of the hall stone by stone, drawing and marking it as we went to create a plan then rebuilt it with lime mortar and made new coping stones. The stone is a lovely mixture of reds and buffs and while every piece of stone on site is re-used we needed more and have been fortunate in that a local farmer had some which we have been able to acquire.

“It is a huge privilege to be able to work on a building like this, preserving history and seeing how your own skills can make it whole again. There are two tracery windows- originally carved back in the 1300’s – that I am really looking forward to working on.”

When Tony’s intricate restoration work is completed the current plan is to convert the Hall into two unique properties with double height spaces, the original oak trusses exposed and feature staircases although it could remain as one single property.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “At this moment there may still be the opportunity to keep the Hall as one magnificent property rather than divide subject to the relevant consents being obtained.

“The Hall has only just been brought to the market and is a very rare and special opportunity for the right client. We will continue to work closely with Historic England to ensure this unique piece of built heritage is preserved for the future.”

To discuss the opportunity of owning a property at Storeton Hall call and speak to Gavin on 0773 814 3109

Read more on the restoration of Storeton Hall’s ancient monument and P J Livesey’s future plans to ensure its longevity in the Liverpool Echo.

For more than 12 months our teams have been carefully removing new additions and taking it back to its original 14th century shell and it is now being rebuilt using many of the same techniques of the original craftsmen.

Our in-house heritage architect Bill Bayliss said: “It is always interesting to ‘read’ an old building and see how it has been adapted and changed over the centuries. The exterior wall we see now was once the interior wall of a grand hall that would have stood where the courtyard is now.

“There were new additions to the building in the 16th and 17th centuries and it is fascinating to see how techniques evolved.”

The original timber trusses remain intact and have been repaired and spliced where needed to show the modern intervention. The wooden lintels which had fallen victim to weather and were rotting have been replaced with stone.

The slate roof was in good condition and each tile has been carefully removed, checked and already replaced on one section of the hall while others are stored waiting to be re-used.

The second section is still scaffolded while stonemason Tony Gavin carries out the skilled job of repairing the end gable wall and re-instating a large medieval window.

Tony began his training as a stonemason when he left school at 15 and has worked on many of PJ Livesey’s most ambitions restorations including Halifax Royal Hospital, Dartford Hospital, Didsbury Gate and Lancaster Moor Hospital.

He said: “We have a workshop on site but the tools we use are the same tools they used 735 years ago when the Hall was first built.

“We took down one end of the hall stone by stone, drawing and marking it as we went to create a plan then rebuilt it with lime mortar and made new coping stones. The stone is a lovely mixture of reds and buffs and while every piece of stone on site is re-used we needed more and have been fortunate in that a local farmer had some which we have been able to acquire.

“It is a huge privilege to be able to work on a building like this, preserving history and seeing how your own skills can make it whole again. There are two tracery windows- originally carved back in the 1300’s – that I am really looking forward to working on.”

When Tony’s intricate restoration work is completed the current plan is to convert the Hall into two unique properties with double height spaces, the original oak trusses exposed and feature staircases although it could remain as one single property.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “At this moment there may still be the opportunity to keep the Hall as one magnificent property rather than divide subject to the relevant consents being obtained.

“The Hall has only just been brought to the market and is a very rare and special opportunity for the right client. We will continue to work closely with Historic England to ensure this unique piece of built heritage is preserved for the future.”

To discuss the opportunity of owning a property at Storeton Hall call and speak to Gavin on 0773 814 3109

Read more on the restoration of Storeton Hall’s ancient monument and P J Livesey’s future plans to ensure its longevity in the Liverpool Echo.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR GIUSEPPE

13

APRIL, 2021

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR GIUSEPPE

Giuseppe Alfonso knew the moment that he walked onto our Storeton Hall development he wanted to live there. 

Giuseppe Alfonso knew the moment he walked onto our Storeton Hall development on the Wirral that he wanted to live there and reserved a property on the spot!

“I fell in love with it straight away and as soon as I walked in the show house I told Ryan to sign me up!” he said.

Giuseppe has lived on the Wirral all his adult life and loves that fact that the west side of the peninsular has a country / outdoorsy feel but is still handy for everywhere. He said: “Its seven miles in a taxi for a night out in Liverpool while Chester and Manchester are easy to get to but when you are here it’s really beautiful and peaceful.

“I’d been cycling past Storeton Hall for six years so knew the location and on the spur of the moment called in when I saw the sales launch sign.”

He bought a three-bedroom semi-detached property which looks across to the Listed Hall which is being converted to create two large properties.

Giuseppe said: “It is really nice being part of such a historical site and my house is lovely, really light with big rooms and finished to a really high specification.

“PJ Liveseys are doing it really well with lots of open space and a real mix of properties and the whole team has been wonderful to deal with – nothing has been too much trouble.

“It is not a big development and I think that once the site is finished it will be amazing. I feel very lucky to be living here.”

Giuseppe Alfonso knew the moment he walked onto our Storeton Hall development on the Wirral that he wanted to live there and reserved a property on the spot!

“I fell in love with it straight away and as soon as I walked in the show house I told Ryan to sign me up!” he said.

Giuseppe has lived on the Wirral all his adult life and loves that fact that the west side of the peninsular has a country / outdoorsy feel but is still handy for everywhere. He said: “Its seven miles in a taxi for a night out in Liverpool while Chester and Manchester are easy to get to but when you are here it’s really beautiful and peaceful.

“I’d been cycling past Storeton Hall for six years so knew the location and on the spur of the moment called in when I saw the sales launch sign.”

He bought a three-bedroom semi-detached property which looks across to the Listed Hall which is being converted to create two large properties.

Giuseppe said: “It is really nice being part of such a historical site and my house is lovely, really light with big rooms and finished to a really high specification.

“PJ Liveseys are doing it really well with lots of open space and a real mix of properties and the whole team has been wonderful to deal with – nothing has been too much trouble.

“It is not a big development and I think that once the site is finished it will be amazing. I feel very lucky to be living here.”

825 DIDSBURY, CONTEMPORARY AND BUILT TO LAST

09

APRIL, 2021

825 DIDSBURY, CONTEMPORARY AND BUILT TO LAST

Designed by award winning architects the final Farington is available to view.

825 Didsbury is a contemporary, built to last new build development situated in the most desirable of Manchester locations. Designed by award winning architects spanning 35 years of new build architecture experience, this development has been designed with modern living in mind.

Plot 22, the final detached Farington is now on the market at £669,950. This 3-story new build home boasts 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a separate shower room and private parking set within a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Offering an expansive open-plan ground floor you will have easy access to your generous private garden when opening your large bi-folding doors, perfect for seamlessly merging the outdoors and your living space this summer.

This property is on everyone’s wish list and is expected to be snapped up due to its stylish design and prime location. Plot 22 is the final new build property to be put on the market at 825 Didsbury and is already accumulating a lot of interest with residents local to Didsbury.

Coming Soon – The Cedars at 825 Didsbury, a limited collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments and Penthouses, set within a fine period conversion in one of Didsbury’s most exclusive locations.

825 Didsbury is a contemporary, built to last new build development situated in the most desirable of Manchester locations. Designed by award winning architects spanning 35 years of new build architecture experience, this development has been designed with modern living in mind.

Plot 22, the final detached Farington is now on the market at £669,950. This 3-story new build home boasts 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a separate shower room and private parking set within a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Offering an expansive open-plan ground floor you will have easy access to your generous private garden when opening your large bi-folding doors, perfect for seamlessly merging the outdoors and your living space this summer.

This property is on everyone’s wish list and is expected to be snapped up due to its stylish design and prime location. Plot 22 is the final new build property to be put on the market at 825 Didsbury and is already accumulating a lot of interest with residents local to Didsbury.

Coming Soon – The Cedars at 825 Didsbury, a limited collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments and Penthouses, set within a fine period conversion in one of Didsbury’s most exclusive locations.

Storeton Halls Latest Residents

23

MARCH, 2021

STORETON HALL LATEST RESIDENTS

Peter and Hannah Jones settle into their forever home, the stunning Epsom

At the start of 2020 Peter and Hannah Jones were considering extending their existing home in Bebington to help accommodate their young family.

However, the couple had registered their interest in our Storeton Hall development and were keen to find out more.

Peter continues: “It was fate really. We had plans to extend our home but then lock-down happened. And when we saw more details of the development and what it had to offer our plans changed. We liked the fact that it will only be small and has the focus of the historic buildings.

“Because we had registered we got sent pre-launch information and really liked the look and the layout of The Epsom house type. We put our house on the market in the summer and it sold within a week.”

The plot they chose was earmarked to be the show home for the development so was fitted with carpets, curtains and blinds and fitted furniture to the master bedroom and second bedroom.

Peter said: “Our move in was delayed from November to January and our biggest stress was the prospect of having to rent for a time with three children under 10 but fortunately our buyers were equally understanding and it all worked out in the end.

“We found PJ Livesey really accommodating and Charlotte in the sales office looked after us every step of the way to help us in. She has been amazing and nothing was too much trouble.”

The family are now settled in their ‘Forever Home’ with the children still able to attend the same primary schools and nursery while the location is handy for their parents’ commute.

They all love the huge L-shaped open plan kitchen, dining, living family space with bi-fold doors onto the garden and the practical utility that leads into the garage.

Hannah said: “We are both teachers so it has been lovely to have the quiet space of the separate study, both for us and for the children to concentrate on homework.

“The children all have their own bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms makes mornings much easier. It is a brilliant family home and we do keep stopping to pinch ourselves and say: ‘Is this really ours?! We feel very lucky to have found Storeton Hall and to be living here.”

Peter said: “We are five minutes from good local shops yet surrounded by space and countryside with views of the North Wales hills and great dog walks right from the front door. It really does offer the best of both worlds.”

At the start of 2020 Peter and Hannah Jones were considering extending their existing home in Bebington to help accommodate their young family.

However, the couple had registered their interest in our Storeton Hall development and were keen to find out more.

Peter continues: “It was fate really. We had plans to extend our home but then lock-down happened. And when we saw more details of the development and what it had to offer our plans changed. We liked the fact that it will only be small and has the focus of the historic buildings.

“Because we had registered we got sent pre-launch information and really liked the look and the layout of The Epsom house type. We put our house on the market in the summer and it sold within a week.”

The plot they chose was earmarked to be the show home for the development so was fitted with carpets, curtains and blinds and fitted furniture to the master bedroom and second bedroom.

Peter said: “Our move in was delayed from November to January and our biggest stress was the prospect of having to rent for a time with three children under 10 but fortunately our buyers were equally understanding and it all worked out in the end.

“We found PJ Livesey really accommodating and Charlotte in the sales office looked after us every step of the way to help us in. She has been amazing and nothing was too much trouble.”

The family are now settled in their ‘Forever Home’ with the children still able to attend the same primary schools and nursery while the location is handy for their parents’ commute.

They all love the huge L-shaped open plan kitchen, dining, living family space with bi-fold doors onto the garden and the practical utility that leads into the garage.

Hannah said: “We are both teachers so it has been lovely to have the quiet space of the separate study, both for us and for the children to concentrate on homework.

“The children all have their own bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms makes mornings much easier. It is a brilliant family home and we do keep stopping to pinch ourselves and say: ‘Is this really ours?! We feel very lucky to have found Storeton Hall and to be living here.”

Peter said: “We are five minutes from good local shops yet surrounded by space and countryside with views of the North Wales hills and great dog walks right from the front door. It really does offer the best of both worlds.”