First Awards from our Community Green Fund

April, 2024

First Awards from our Community Green Fund

We are delighted to announce the first recipients of funding

We are delighted to announce the first recipients of funding from the Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund helping communities improve and maintain their green spaces.

Both projects are in Parbold, close to our latest development, and will enable volunteer residents to brighten their local area this spring and summer.

The first award of £500 will let the Friends of Parbold Station buy a new tiered planter and the plants to fill it for the Southport-bound side of the station.

John Sloane, from the Group said: “Following the removal of a passenger shelter we need a new focal point for the platform and this award will help us provide that.

“We are all incredibly proud of our station in Parbold which is well used by the local community and we want to keep it a bright and colourful place. We are delighted to have the support of the PJ Livesey Group, through the Ralph Brocklehurst Fund, to help us do that.”

The second award of £200 will allow a small but dedicated group of volunteers buy materials and tools for the maintenance of public gardens in Parbold.

The Parbold Tree Warden Group regularly take part in weeding, planting, pruning and litter-picking to make sure the village’s gardens and verges, particularly around protected trees, are looking their best.

The Group needs funds to buy more equipment for their volunteers.

Managing director Georgina Lynch said: “We are really pleased to announce the first recipients and I am sure Ralph would have been delighted to know of the work being done in his name.

“We look forward to receiving more applications to the Fund from charitable groups within five miles of our current developments in Sheffield, Portsmouth and Stroud as well as Parbold.”

Lancaster House on Lancaster Lane was built in 1845 for local industrialist Hugh Ainscough, it was used by the family up until 1929 when it was first rented, then purchased, by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur UK, who occupied the 6.5-acre site up until 2021.

The main house is being converted into four grand apartments, while the stable block will become five new homes. Thirteen new build properties are being built within the grounds.

Georgina added: “The gardens of Lancaster House are just as important as the buildings and are being restored and improved to create a place of peace and tranquillity which residents will be able to enjoy.”

To learn more about the Ralph Brocklehurst Fund and how to apply please CLICK HERE

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.

Parbold Plans Unanimously Approved


December, 2023

Parbold Plans Unanimously Approved

Proposals to redevelop the site of a Victorian villa in Parbold have been approved.

We are delighted that our proposals to redevelop the site of a Victorian villa in the lovely West Lancashire town of Parbold have been approved.

We worked closely with the Parish Council, the planning and tree officers and neighbours in finalising plans, and the scheme was welcomed as: “a benefit for all the community”.

And it will be a very special PJ Livesey project – a total of just 23 homes set within extensive walled gardens with mature trees and hedged walkways that will be improved and maintained for residents to enjoy.

At the centre will be Lancaster House, built in 1845 for Hugh Ainscough. It was used by the family up until 1929 when it was first rented, then purchased, by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur UK, who occupied the 6.5-acre site up until 2021.

Our plans will see the main house, converted to create four grand apartments, and original features like a sweeping staircase and ornate ceiling will be retained. The views from the large windows at the front of the house onto the gardens are glorious.

An adjoining cottage will be restored as a single unique property and the estate’s stable block, which includes a distinctive brick tower, will be converted to provide five properties.

A 1980’s accommodation block will be demolished and 13 new build family houses built in the grounds.

There will be a pedestrian route from the Grade II listed Our Lady and All Saints Church through to Lancaster Lane.

PJ Livesey managing director, Georgina Lynch, said: “Lancaster House has a grand history and connection with the Ainscough family who played such an important role in the area’s development.

“Our plans will safeguard the building and the original layout of the gardens and we are delighted they have now been approved. We would anticipate work to start on site in spring next year with the first homes available in 2025.”

Wreath Laid at Gateway of Remembrance


November, 2023


A wreath of poppies was laid at the former King’s School in Macclesfield

A wreath of poppies was laid at the Gateway of Remembrance at the former King’s School in Macclesfield to honour former pupils lost in both World Wars.

The Remembrance Day ceremony was led by members of the town’s Royal British Legion, with four standard bearers, and attended by the Mayor, Cllr Christopher Wilcock.

The gateway – commissioned in memory of former pupils lost in the Second World War – have now been restored and re-erected on the edge of the former cricket field.

PJ Livesey managing director, Georgina Lynch said: “The gateway is a well-loved feature of the King’s School site and will remain part of the new King’s Gate development.

“The Cricket Pavilion – erected in memory of pupils lost in the first World War – is also being retained and will be re-purposed to provide two affordable homes.

“We wanted to mark the repositioning of the gateway and pay our respects over the Remembrance Weekend and would like to thank the Royal British Legion for leading the ceremony and to everyone who attended.”

Chorlton Shopping Centre Redevelopment Consultation

November, 2023

Redevelopment Consultation

For the Chorlton Shopping Centre in South Manchester

The second stage of public consultation on our plans to redevelop the Chorlton Shopping Centre site in south Manchester is now underway.

Following significant input from the local community, architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and landscape architects Randall Thorp, have designed a new masterplan for the site that will transform Barlow Moor Road into a bustling shopping street and deliver a diverse mix of around 200 new homes.

Based on the Development Framework adopted by Manchester City Council in 2017, the revised scheme would also bring improvements to green spaces with new planting across the site to improve biodiversity and the creation of a linear park.

The plans would see Barlow Moor Road transformed with flexible commercial space suitable for a range of operators at street level and apartments above. Mature trees would be retained with improved planting to create opportunities for outdoor seating.

The new homes would include one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes all with balconies and access to communal residential gardens, and a street of town houses with bay windows and brick detailing to reflect the existing neighbourhood.

Around 20% of the homes will be available through a Registered Provider for rent or shared ownership.

Whilst the route from Nicolas Road to Barlow Moor Road would remain open, it is planned for the junction between Nicolas Road and Manchester Road to be closed to vehicles. This would create space for lush new planting, as well as pedestrian-first walkable streets.

Public consultation drop-in events with the opportunity to discuss plans with the full team will be held in a vacant unit opposite Timpsons in the shopping precinct on the following days:
Saturday 18 November: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 21 November: 12pm – 6pm

Follow-up sessions will also be available on:
Friday 24 November: 10am – 4pm
Thursday 30 November: 10am-4pm
Monday 4 December: 10am – 4pm

More information and an online questionnaire to give feedback can be found at: