Clock Tower Launch Weekend

28

MARCH, 2022

CLOCK TOWER LAUNCH WEEKEND

50% sold – final nine uniquely converted apartments and penthouse now available
The National Launch of The Clock Tower, York took place this weekend with a lovely event featuring some of the local companies that make the city so special. Outside in the courtyard, with the Terry’s Tower as a backdrop, we had Chocolate & Co, a not for profit charity enterprise launched during lock down by Linda Barrie and her daughter Mazza. As well as creating the most incredible hot chocolate drinks from solid chocolate discs they are helping those on the margins of society. They believe work gives a sense of purpose and offer training and opportunity to people struggling with addiction or with a history of offending and provide placements and wider support to help people find their way. Their inspiring work is already having positive results and their bright blue wagon is available to hire for all sorts of events. Learn more about them here: www.chocolateandco.org

Delicious individual platters of tapas were provided by The Good Food Shop on nearby Bishopthorpe Road were laid out in the Tower’s large lobby.

This independent deli and store first opened back in 1987 and is filled with an abundance of locally baked breads, cheese, charcuterie, fresh salads, cakes, pies and tarts and shelves full of provisions from Spain, Mexico and Italy.

In November 2020, local couple Dan and Ruth quit their jobs and took over the deli and as well as providing hampers of goodies and large catering platters they create the most amazing sandwiches and salads.

They know the Terry’s site well as their son attends the local school and they regularly stop off at the play park.

See their delicious produce here: www.goodfoodshopyork.co.uk

Interesting beers from the award-winning Brew York craft brewery provided the tipple for the evening. With flavours ranging from Brew York–E an appropriate Chocolate Milk Stout to Juice Forsyth a fruity IPA – the beer comes in beautifully designed cans. Brew York was founded by Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham in 2016, friends with an ambition to open a city centre brew house which was welcoming and inviting and where people could enjoy the beer they made while sat next to the tanks they were brewed in. The Brew House is tucked away in the bustling area of Walmgate and well worth a visit. Find out more about them here: www.brewyork.co.uk

York is such a buzzing city, full of interesting corners and individual entrepreneurs doing exceptional things.

The Terry family were forerunners of this enterprise spirit giving York its chocolate legacy.

Living in The Clock Tower not only gives access to this wonderful lifestyle you also get to own a little slice of York’s history.

With over 50% now sold, the final release of just nine individually designed and sympathetically converted apartments and penthouses are now available to purchase.

Our designer dressed show apartments are now available to view by appointment by our selling agents Savills.

If you would like more information or to book a viewing please contact Anne Haggis at the Savills New Homes Team in York on: 01904 617832

Or click the button below to register your details.

Time Moving on for Terry’s Clock Tower

22

DECEMBER, 2021

TIME MOVING ON FOR TERRY’S CLOCK TOWER

York’s iconic Terry’s Clock Tower clock will soon be marking time once again.

The city landmark – once the timekeeper for thousands of factory workers – has not worked since chocolate production on the site ended in 2005.

The PJ Livesey Group, which converted the original factory building into apartments, is now converting the tower and commissioned experts from Smith of Derby to bring the clock back into working order. The restored clock faces etched with the words ‘Terry’s York’ were re-installed in a complex operation three years ago and now the intricate working mechanism is ready to get the giant hands moving once again.

Sales and Complex Projects manager for Smith of Derby, Martin Butchers said: “This has been an amazing project that has required not just all our skills but some deft detective work by the team.

“Terry’s is a rare Waiting Train Clock, made by Gents of Leicester, which is powered, not by battery, but by an electrical impulse from a master clock. It was a visionary concept, well ahead of its time, but by the 1940s had already started to fall out of use.

“When we came to remove the clock we were absolutely heart-broken to discover that the acual mechanism was not there. Despite extensive inquiries and a great deal of effort by many, many people it was never found so we set about finding original parts to recreate it.”

This search involved speaking to horologists all over the country, chasing tip-offs and poring over auction house catalogues and eventually the team sourced the majority of the parts needed.

Martin said: “The workings of the clock are made up of the central waiting train and master clock, the trickle charger, low voltage warning bell and batteries together with connecting rods and joints.

“Under the approved planning permission we had to find replacement parts from the same era and by the same maker – Gents of Leicester – to effectively replace, as far as possible, with like for like. We have achieved this with the exception of the connecting rods and a few joints so essentially, the working system will be pretty much as original.

“It has been quite a challenge but the excitement when one of us managed to track down a part was huge and the day we put everything back together was quite momentous for everyone involved.

“The mechanism is now all complete and being safely stored waiting for the day it can be installed and the clock can once again mark time for York.”

Conversion work on the tower is well underway to create 21 unique homes within the Grade II listed building and sales are due to launch through Savills in the New Year with the project complete by late summer.

PJ Livesey Managing Director Georgina Lynch said: “Terry’s is so much part of the history of York and the clock tower such a landmark that it will be a significant moment when the clock is working once again.

“It is huge tribute to the team from Smith of Derby that we have reached this point and to our teams who are now working on the building to create some truly lovely homes.

“Without this new use there was a danger of the buildings falling into decay so it will be lovely to see the tower lived in and loved just like the neighbouring Factory Building.”

PJ Livesey has ensured the space behind the clock face is accessible by lift and discussions about potential limited public access are now taking place with local heritage groups.

Heritage Collection Launches in the Cotswolds

20

DECEMBER, 2021

HERITAGE COLLECTION LAUNCHES

Preview First heritage property releases in the Cotswolds

Our Green Walk development close to the village of Stonehouse in the Cotswolds includes four listed buildings that will be converted to create unique homes of character.

The first of these buildings – The Residence – is now being launched for sale.

Built in art deco style the building sits at the back of the 30-acre site and has been split vertically to create a handsome row of three bedroom homes with distinctive first floor balconies, private parking and gardens.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce: “It is very exciting to be able to bring the first of the listed buildings to market and we know there is huge interest.

“The Residence is also the first of our new Heritage Collection for which we have developed a new specification and interior detail to further refine the unique character of these conversion properties.”

Clients who have already registered their interest will be given an exclusive VIP preview which will be followed by a public release of detailed floor plans, pricing and availability.

Gavin added: “The first homes we built at Green Walk are large, family sized new build homes and all have now been sold. It is lovely to see the first residents moving in and enjoying this very special place.

“Buyers appreciate not only the historic nature of the site but the protected arboretum and how the development has different areas and different styles of buildings and sizes of properties which makes for a really interesting community.”

Also just launched is Plot 146 of The Hydro. This is a grand design of a house offering single level living on a vast and luxurious scale surrounded by open space and long-distance views. The Hydro is a very special home for the most discerning of buyers.

Gavin said: “The Cotswolds is a truly beautiful part of the country and Green Walk enjoys the perfect location close to many of the areas’ bustling towns and cities.

“We can’t wait to show people the Heritage Collection and the unique lifestyle on offer.”

The Residence – prices start from £524,950.

The Hydro – price on application

Our Green Walk development close to the village of Stonehouse in the Cotswolds includes four listed buildings that will be converted to create unique homes of character.

The first of these buildings – The Residence – is now being launched for sale.

Built in art deco style the building sits at the back of the 30-acre site and has been split vertically to create a handsome row of three bedroom homes with distinctive first floor balconies, private parking and gardens.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce: “It is very exciting to be able to bring the first of the listed buildings to market and we know there is huge interest.

“The Residence is also the first of our new Heritage Collection for which we have developed a new specification and interior detail to further refine the unique character of these conversion properties.”

Clients who have already registered their interest will be given an exclusive VIP preview which will be followed by a public release of detailed floor plans, pricing and availability.

Gavin added: “The first homes we built at Green Walk are large, family sized new build homes and all have now been sold. It is lovely to see the first residents moving in and enjoying this very special place.

“Buyers appreciate not only the historic nature of the site but the protected arboretum and how the development has different areas and different styles of buildings and sizes of properties which makes for a really interesting community.”

Also just launched is Plot 146 of The Hydro. This is a grand design of a house offering single level living on a vast and luxurious scale surrounded by open space and long-distance views. The Hydro is a very special home for the most discerning of buyers.

Gavin said: “The Cotswolds is a truly beautiful part of the country and Green Walk enjoys the perfect location close to many of the areas’ bustling towns and cities.

“We can’t wait to show people the Heritage Collection and the unique lifestyle on offer.”

The Residence – prices start from £524,950.

The Hydro – price on application

Terry’s Clock Tower Apartments – First Look

09

DECEMBER, 2021

TERRY’S CLOCK TOWER APARTMENTS

First look at this iconic development

Work to convert the iconic clock tower at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory in York is progressing well and the first homes in this landmark Grade II listed building will be launched for sale in spring 2022.

Interest in this very special development is high and with just 21 properties available we are encouraging people to register their interest to ensure access to special events and detailed information.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce, said: “We can’t to wait to show the spaces that are being created here. Each of the apartments is different, some with terraces, others with private gardens while the upper floor duplexes will have magnificent views towards the city or across the racecourse.”

The clock tower is one of five Grade II listed buildings that make up the purpose-built Terry’s Factory estate next to the City’s racecourse. They include the main factory building, closed in 2005 and converted by us into 170 apartments in 2015. It is now one of York’s most sought after premier addresses with penthouses selling for more than £1million.

Prices for the homes at the Clock Tower will be released to people who have registered their interest later this month (December).

Gavin added: “Sales will be handled by the Savills New Homes Team in York and there is such interest that a number of hard hat tours for interested buyers are being organised for December. We can’t wait to let people see inside!”

Just eight properties will be released in the first phase.

To ensure you receive the latest information about this one-off scheme please register your details here:

Work to convert the iconic clock tower at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory in York is progressing well and the first homes in this landmark Grade II listed building will be launched for sale in spring 2022.

Interest in this very special development is high and with just 21 properties available we are encouraging people to register their interest to ensure access to special events and detailed information.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce, said: “We can’t to wait to show the spaces that are being created here. Each of the apartments is different, some with terraces, others with private gardens while the upper floor duplexes will have magnificent views towards the city or across the racecourse.”

The clock tower is one of five Grade II listed buildings that make up the purpose-built Terry’s Factory estate next to the City’s racecourse. They include the main factory building, closed in 2005 and converted by us into 170 apartments in 2015. It is now one of York’s most sought after premier addresses with penthouses selling for more than £1million.

Prices for the homes at the Clock Tower will be released to people who have registered their interest later this month (December).

Gavin added: “Sales will be handled by the Savills New Homes Team in York and there is such interest that a number of hard hat tours for interested buyers are being organised for December. We can’t wait to let people see inside!”

Just eight properties will be released in the first phase.

To ensure you receive the latest information about this one-off scheme please register your details here:

Cedar House Sales success

27

SEPTEMBER, 2021

CEDAR HOUSE SALES SUCCESS

Final five now released for sale at The Cedars, Didsbury

Interest in the final phase of our 825 Didsbury development has been phenomenal with only five apartments remaining for sale at The Cedars.

This Grade II listed building is the centre piece of the development, fronted by expansive lawns and mature trees and the properties here combine the best of period architecture and modern specification.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce said: “PJ Livesey is known for its sensitive work converting much loved heritage buildings into high quality modern homes. A lot of people had been waiting for the launch of The Cedars and we now have only three apartments available in the original house with two more in the new build extension.

This is the final phase of housing at 825 Didsbury and the last chance to be part of this really lovely development.”

Situated opposite Didsbury Cricket Club on Wilmslow Road, 825 Didsbury is perfectly placed whether you want to wander to Didsbury Village for local shops and restaurants or link to the region’s motorway network to go further afield.

It has several parks on the doorstep and all the activities expected in this popular south Manchester neighbourhood.

Gavin said: “The larger apartments at The Cedars are unique to Didsbury and have been bought by people wanting to stay in the area and downsize without losing the grandeur of their current property.

“Others have been snapped up by couples currently renting at our St James’ Park development just down the road who wanted to invest in a PJ Livesey home.”

The remaining one bedroom apartments – which include two with garden terraces – start from £274,950.

To learn more or book a visit call 0161 448 0902 and speak to Brittany or Keith

Interest in the final phase of our 825 Didsbury development has been phenomenal with only five apartments remaining for sale at The Cedars.

This Grade II listed building is the centre piece of the development, fronted by expansive lawns and mature trees and the properties here combine the best of period architecture and modern specification.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce said: “PJ Livesey is known for its sensitive work converting much loved heritage buildings into high quality modern homes. A lot of people had been waiting for the launch of The Cedars and we now have only three apartments available in the original house with two more in the new build extension.

“This is the final phase of housing at 825 Didsbury and the last chance to be part of this really lovely development.”

Situated opposite Didsbury Cricket Club on Wilmslow Road, 825 Didsbury is perfectly placed whether you want to wander to Didsbury Village for local shops and restaurants or link to the region’s motorway network to go further afield.

It has several parks on the doorstep and all the activities expected in this popular south Manchester neighbourhood.

Gavin said: “The larger apartments at The Cedars are unique to Didsbury and have been bought by people wanting to stay in the area and downsize without losing the grandeur of their current property.

“Others have been snapped up by couples currently renting at our St James’ Park development just down the road who wanted to invest in a PJ Livesey home.”

The remaining one bedroom apartments – which include two with garden terraces – start from £274,950.

To learn more or book a visit call 0161 448 0902 and speak to Brittany or Keith

Stamp Duty Extended

03

March, 2021

STAMP DUTY EXTENDED

Great news for home buyers as an extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday is announced 

A WELCOME BUDGET BOOST 

Homebuyers were given a welcome Budget boost as the decision to extend the stamp duty holiday until the end of June was announced in todays budget.

To take advantage of the stamp duty holiday a new build property has to be complete and ready to move into by the June deadline.

We have a wide selection of properties across all our developments which will meet the deadline meaning you could spend summer in a brand-new P J Livesey home with up to £15,000 saving.

Green Walk – West Didsbury

Contemporary houses set around a central village green and a stunning apartment building combine to create a lovely new community close to the independent bustle of Burton Road. A short commute into the city by tram and close to the motorway network.

Plot 309 – £849,950 – The final property for sale on this hugely popular development is a breath taking dual aspect duplex three-bedroom penthouse  with two private terraces and secure covered car parking.

825 Didsbury

Exceptional family homes of beautiful form, function and everything you need to make the most of Didsbury Village life.  With great schools on the doorstep and and a prime location opposite the cricket club, you are but a short walk to the shops and eateries of Didsbury village  and the open spaces of Fletcher Moss. There are just four contemporary family homes available comprising of three semi detached and one detached home. Each property features  4/5 bedrooms offering flexible living space, open plan ground floor layouts, and all include private garden and roof terrace.

Plots 17 / 18 / 20 / 22 – £639,950 – £669,950

Storeton Hall – Wirral

Right at the heart of the beautiful Wirral peninsular sits Storeton Hall, a mix of homes raging from three bedroom semis to grand 5/6 bedroom detached homes. The centrepiece of the site is the conversion of ancient monument itself ,  Storeton Hall, including its characterful surrounding barn buildings. Perfect if you enjoy the outdoor life as the development is next door to TJD Equestrian at Storeton Hall Farm. The perfect location for coastal , country and equestrian pursuits. 

Plots 12  / 13 / 17 / 18 – £374,950 – £749,950

Plot 30 – £549,950 / Plot 31 £499,950 – character conversions of the site’s original barn.

Green Walk – Standish

A unique development in the south Cotswolds mixing contemporary family housing and Grade II listed conversion properties in a historic arboretum setting.
We are currently selling off-plan with the show home due to open at the end of April. The first properties in PHASE I of this very special setting will be available to move into before the end of June

Plots 2 /4 / 5 / 87 / 89 £549,950 – £574,950

For more details on any of the above properties please call 07738 143 109