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.

King’s Gate Now Open


October, 2023

Designer dressed show homes available to view by appointment – arrange yours today

The marketing suite and two beautifully furnished show homes are now open at our King’s Gate development in Macclesfield.

The first phase of 15 newly built homes have been released for sale and have been enthusiastically received with six already reserved off plan.

The three and five bedroom properties offer clever, contemporary living in this unique heritage location within walking distance of the town centre and all its amenities.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “The King’s School site is a part of Macclesfield’s rich history and the new homes we are building will form a new community set around open green space and bounded by the historic walls.

“The first phase of newly built homes are setting new standards of design and space and later phases will see the conversion of the original school buildings.

“The redevelopment respects the history of the site with the wrought iron Remembrance Gates now restored and installed temporarily in a new location so visitors can enjoy seeing them. We are also preserving the historic pavilion in its original position.

The marketing suite and show homes are open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm and visitors are advised to make an appointment to ensure they have enough time to fully appreciate the show homes.

The properties available to view offer either three or five bedrooms. The three bedroom homes have private gardens and roof terraces backing onto the wonderful green space whilst the five bedroom homes span three floors with private covered roof terraces facing west, towards the listed buildings and green space along with well sized private gardens.

Prices start from £499,950

Later phases will see a row of mews houses and the conversion of main school building and the library.

The first release of new homes are currently scheduled for occupation by the end of the year.

A Contemporary ‘Castle’ Above the City


August, 2023


Stunning designer dressed show home now available to purchase

Just one property remains available in the first phase of our Tapton Court development in Sheffield – and it is stunning.

A three-bedroom penthouse, with huge windows and a wide balcony offering distant views looking over the treetops to the city.

This extraordinary property occupies the top two floors of the East Court of the main iconic conversion and comes complete with a host of interior designer selected extras, these include; fitted wardrobes in two bedrooms, upgraded light fittings, blinds and carpets throughout all included within the purchase price of £599,950.

And it will be part of a development setting new standards of luxury and exclusivity in the city.

Tapton Court is a historically fascinating site, and when the ornate stone villa was completed in 1868 for one of the city’s steel magnates, it was described as: ‘A brass castle above the fog of the town.’

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “This is the final opportunity to own a contemporary home within the East Court which is ready to move into – your own contemporary castle!

“Tapton Court is a lovely development in the desirable Ranmoor district providing a unique mix of homes set around open lawns and bounded by mature trees and stone walls.

“You approach through the original restored gates, past the gatehouse and up the sweeping drive and see the original Grade 2 listed stone villa. It really is very special.

“Properties at Tapton are appealing to a wide range of people – all of whom appreciate the history and location of the site.

“The penthouse in the East Court is a lovely space, full of light, and the new owner will benefit from lots of show home extras. We believe it offers a unique combination of easy luxury living with history and location. There is nowhere else like it.”

A Brass ‘Castle’ Reborn


May, 2023


We have launched the first homes for sale in the original Grade II listed Tapton Court in Sheffield

We have launched the first homes for sale in the original Grade II listed Tapton Court in Sheffield.

Built for one of Sheffield’s original steel magnates is was one of several ‘brass castles’ built in the city’s exclusive district of Ranmoor in the 19th century.

It once hosted Royalty and over more recent years has been home to hundreds of nurses and students.

We are now working alongside a team of crafts people to bring the magnificent building with its distinctive square turret and sweeping stone entrance steps, back to life.

It is being converted into 14 grand apartments, each one unique, with individual heritage features complemented by the highest building design standards.

PJ Livesey Group Sales Manager, Gavin Pearce said: “It is wonderful to see the building being brought back to life and appreciate its original grandeur and scale. The history of the building is fascinating and King Edward VII is said to have stayed when he was Prince Regent.

“Each of the properties in the building will be unique but accessed through the original hallway and staircase and each will have its own private outdoor space. It will be a very special place to live, in a really stunning location.”

The ultimate apartment spans the entire front two bays of the mansion and will be accessed up the stone steps and through the original front door. It will cover two floors offering spacious, flexible living looking out over the expansive front lawns.

The first homes to be released will be three, one bedroom ground floor apartments with private terrace / garden space which each come with two allocated parking spaces.

Gavin added: “With only 2 apartment remaining for sale in the neighbouring East Court we have released the first one bedroom properties in West Court and know they will be incredibly popular.

“They offer an opportunity, be you a first-time buyer or a down sizer looking for the ultimate lock up and leave, to purchase a unique home. This is a truly special development in a wonderful location convenient not just for the city of Sheffield but for the wonderful countryside and towns of the Peak District.”

The first properties in West Court will be completed by summer 2023.

£1m Cotswold Show Home Unveiled


May, 2023


Now Available to View and Purchase

Our Green Walk development in the Cotswolds boasts several properties that have sold for circa £1m and we are now very proud that our first £1m plus show home has been completed and is ready to view.

The Willow is a unique, six bedroomed property designed to make the most of its elevated position on the edge of Standish Woods with bedrooms on the lower floor and contemporary open plan living on the first floor with large windows and a terrace from which to enjoy the stunning views.

PJ Livesey Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce, said: “Several properties at Green Walk have sold in the region of £1m but this is our first show home at this level and it is absolutely gorgeous. It has been dressed to showcase the space and demonstrate to buyers the unique location of this lovely property.

“We are creating such a diverse mix of homes on our Standish development from heritage mews homes to large family houses. The Willow is a total one-off, individually designed to fit its elevated location within the development with external elevations of Siberian larch and huge amounts of glazing.

“It would suit a buyer wanting the ultimate mix of a contemporary home within a historic setting.”

The six bedrooms include a master suite with a dressing room, full bathroom and double doors opening onto a private terrace.

There are four more bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom and at the other end of the property is a spacious, self-contained guest suite complete with shower room and private terrace.

The galleried entrance hall leads to the stunning first floor with a huge open plan living opening onto the wide south facing roof terrace. This floor also offers a ‘retreat’, a multi-purpose room that could be a cinema, teenage den, or even an office, spanning the entire back of the house – again with triple aspect views and a Juliet balcony.

Extensive private woodland gardens and a detached double garage complete the property.

Now dressed with design led furniture it is available to view by appointment and Gavin said: “Green Walk offers such a range of properties that we like to invite potential buyers to view to truly appreciate and space and the quality on offer.

“This is a unique home on a unique development and we are looking forward to welcoming people through the door.”

Green walk is located just a few minutes drive of Stonehouse and less than five miles from Stroud. Stonehouse boasts a thriving high street with lots of independent traders, and a station with a direct rail link which reaches London Paddington in 1hr 37min. The M5 junctions 12 & 13 are within easy reach and offer convenient access further afield.

Chorlton Shopping Centre Regeneration


March, 2023
We are delighted to have been selected by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund as development partner to design and deliver a new future for the Chorlton Shopping Centre site in South Manchester.

The 3.2 acre site, bounded by Barlow Moor Road, Wilbraham Road and Nicolas Road, comprises of the shopping precinct, together with Graeme House and an adjoining 200 space surface car park.

The brief is to create a thriving and sustainable neighbourhood that captures the spirit of Chorlton, with a mix of new housing and shops together with new public spaces and cycle routes.

PJ Livesey development director, James Woodmansee, said: “This is a huge opportunity but also a huge challenge to get right and it has to meet the needs of the Chorlton community.

“We want it to be the centrepiece of the neighbourhood, a place where people come to shop, to meet and to live, with a range of high quality housing available to meet all needs.

“This new partnership marks the start of new life for the precinct site, and it also marks the start of extensive consultation about what that new life should be and we want local people to help us shape that.”

Formal public consultation will begin later in the year and existing retailers will continue to trade as normal during this process.

Gareth Conroy of Avison Young, property managers to The Greater Manchester Pension Fund, added “GMPF look forward to working in partnership with PJ Livesey to deliver an exceptional development in this key location. Sustainability will be a focus of the project and we look

forward to evolving the existing development framework to create something special which has a positive impact on Chorlton.

“The project is further evidence of GMPF’s continued investment within Greater Manchester, helping to stimulate the local economy whilst at the same time delivering much needed new homes.”

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