Enhancing Life at Alderley Park

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


February, 2019

Enchanced Lifestyle at Alderley Park

A brand new gym and sports complex will open at Alderley Park this autumn, which is great news for our residents at The Historic Quarter who will simply be able to step out of their door and stroll across the parkland for their daily workout.

Opening in September this year, the new sports complex will include a health and fitness suite, dance studio, sports hall, three tennis courts and a five-a-side all-weather football pitch. There will also be new 7-a-side and 11-a-side football pitches and outdoor recreation areas.

It is being managed by Cheshire-based Everybody Sport and Recreation, and members will also be able to use any of the 15 other group run centres across Cheshire including at Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Knutsford.

The gym is all part of the whole lifestyle on offer at Alderley Park where a new community is gently settling in and enjoying life on this historic estate. Other elements will be a gastro pub, boutique hotel and a farm shop.

We have just seven houses left at The Historic Quarter, contemporary spaces set around a cobbled courtyard some with first floor terraces that enjoy views over the parkland and offer the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

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Apartments in the bespoke Water Garden will be released for sale in the spring. Register your Interest >

Peter Hartwell, CEO, Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “We will be putting together a varied schedule of classes, ranging from indoor group cycling to yoga, which will be open to the all the people working and living at the Park as well as for the local community to enjoy”.

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Best House in Town

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


February, 2019

The Residence York. Best House in Town

A duplex apartment in The Residence – our conversion of the former Terry’s Chocolate factory – has been voted the best apartment in York in the BBC’s Best House in Town series.

It was lovely to see the iconic Grade II listed building looking very fine on the small screen and to hear the comments of the judges as they opened cupboards, inspected bathrooms and cast a critical eye over the space.

You can watch the series here >

It is also a tribute to the interior design skills of owners Sarah and Glen who have created a sumptuous and sophisticated interior. The couple moved from a big house in the country with their seven-year-old son to the spacious duplex and say life is now “just easier”!

Asked what they liked about the development they said: “Internal features, the external features, the functionality of the fittings, the history and the location” – just about everything then!

The Residence apartment now goes through to the programme final against another three properties all aiming to be named Best House in Town.

The P J Livesey involvement at the former Terry’s Chocolate works continues and we are about to start work on converting the site’s landmark Clock Tower into 22 unique apartments.

These too will be very special places to live and with such a limited number interest is already very high.

People who register their interest will be the first to hear news of confirmed build times and details of individual apartments which will range from one bedroom to three bedroom plots.

Click here to lodge your details: Register your interest >

825 Didsbury

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


January, 2019

Work commences at 825 Didsbury

Work has begun at 825 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury to convert listed buildings and former offices to residential and build 22 family sized newly built homes.

Planning for the development was agreed late last year and the first homes will be ready for occupation by this autumn.

P J Livesey Director, James Woodmansee, said: “This is an opportunity to take a site with various buildings both listed and non -listed, some used and some no longer fit for purpose and create a place that will once again be truly part of the community. “

The 4.3 acre site contains a mix of buildings set within spacious grounds with mature tree and landscaping.

The project will bring the handsome Grade II listed Victorian Vila, Cedar House, converted to grand apartments, the Coach House that served the villa will become two properties and the Lodge restored to make one unique property.

The red brick Parklands will also be retained and converted to provide 39 contemporary apartments while a second office building, Aspen House, will be demolished to make way for 22 new build homes.

In total the site will provide 85 new homes.

Demolition of Aspen House is already underway with sales starting off plan in the spring.

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The Greater Manchester Pension Fund is providing development funding to the project and Councillor Brenda Warrington, Chair of GMPF, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside such a well-respected developer and look forward to seeing the transformation of the site and in particular, the conversion of the listed buildings into innovative and sought-after homes.

“I’m proud the Greater Manchester Pension Fund is willing to invest in the construction of much-needed housing whilst securing a good return for our members’ pensions. We’re excited by the pipeline of potential investments and we look forward to working on more opportunities to achieve our twin aims of significant investment returns to pay our pensions promises, whilst delivering homes, infrastructure and jobs for Greater Manchester.”

P J Livesey Group was advised by Slater Heelis Law with GVA HOW acting on planning.


A little piece of history

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


January, 2019


Did you know that Waterloo Barn in Alderley Park’s residential Historic Quarter is said to have been the site of jubilant celebrations when The Battle of Waterloo was won – hence the name.

The Barn is one of the few historic buildings remaining from the days when the Park was owned by the Stanley family and has been converted into two homes by The PJ Livesey Group, one of which is now released for sale.

The exterior, with intricate brick detailing, the exposed beams and original stone roof are all as they would have been in the Duke of Wellington’s day – but the interior now boasts a sleek kitchen and open plan living room together with three bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms.

This unique piece of history is for sale at £594, 950.

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Our Lancaster Story

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


December, 2018

Our Lancaster Story

 A new film has just been released showing the city of Lancaster and the surrounding North West countryside in all its fabulous glory.

Our Lancaster Story: City, hub & heartland was commissioned by the City Council to tell the city’s story but also where and how Lancaster can grow and develop in the future. Crossed by canals and the River Lune, it is a city region like no other, situated between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within minutes of both spectacular coastline and stunning countryside. Lancaster is a place of quality, scale and magnitude with historic buildings and significant landmarks sitting alongside two modern and aspiring universities – Lancaster and Cumbria. The four-minute film, produced by Manchester based Paper Film has already had more than 8,000 views. You can watch it here; Our Lancaster Story >

If you are inspired to be part of the story we have family homes and spacious apartments for sale at Moor Park: REGISTER YOUR INTEREST >

New Year, New Home!

A New Lifestyle at Alderley Park


December, 2018

New Year, New Home!

Sellers have two weeks to get their house in order if they want to take advantage of the New Year peak in online property searches.

Prepping your house now and getting good photography done before the tinsel and Christmas decorations go up could be the difference between bagging a buyer early in 2019 or having to wait until spring. And sellers who are pro-active have more chance of getting their dream home at developments like St Gregory’s in Sudbury where there are just a handful of properties left for sale. Rob Chapman is New Homes partner for William H. Brown the national agency that is acting alongside the developer PJ Livesey at St Gregory’s. He said: “Buyers like something individual and St Gregory’s is unique. You will never be able to replicate this development, and that individuality and the quality of the craftsmanship in the build makes for a good long-term investment. “It has understandably been very popular with only three houses and five apartments left for sale and when they are gone they are gone – there will not be another St Gregory’s. “ And he advised anyone looking to move early in 2019 to try and think about the move before enjoying the Christmas break. He said: “Sellers can be reluctant to put their property on the market in December but it’s important to plan now for the New Year. Right now people are busy with parties and seeing family and friends and preparing for Christmas and they don’t have time to look at houses on the internet – it is all about Amazon and Ocado! “But in January the traffic goes through the roof and is often the best sales month by far. So we would advise sellers to speak to us now, get everything in order and ready to go to hit the market at the most active time of the year. “As a national agency we analyse data and see trends from across the country and use that knowledge to inform sellers as realistically and honestly as possible. We don’t price property to buy the business and give sellers false hope – that just blocks the market. “And we don’t want that, we want 2019 to be the year you moved!” Gavin Pearce, Group Sales manager with PJ Livesey said: “St Gregory’s is in an idyllic position and would be a lovely place to start the New Year! But we have just five apartments left for sale, converted from the original Walnuttree Hospital buildings, and three new build houses so advise people to get in touch with us and visit site to get their plans in place.”