South Tower

11

DECEMBER, 2020

SOUTH TOWER, LANCASTER MOOR

Our extremely rewarding conversion of The Residence Lancaster Tower

Its three years since we completed the challenging but extremely rewarding conversion of Lancaster Moor at Lancaster.

All the apartments in this landmark Grade 2 listed building are wonderful but the six storey South Tower is uniquely special.

It took all our skill and ingenuity to transform it into a beautiful home and it was great to see it featured in the Bricks and Mortar property section of The Times.

While the living accommodation boasts a sleek ground floor kitchen/family area, two lounges on higher floors and a master suite and three more bedrooms, it is the top floor observation deck that captures the imagination with far reaching views to the Lake District and across Morecombe Bay.

It is a stunning home, utterly unique, obviously well-loved and we feel a long standing testament to the skill and vision of the PJ Livesey team when it comes to giving old buildings new life.

Quality stands the test of time

03

FEBRUARY, 2020

QUALITY STANDS THE TEST OF TIME

We like to think we are helping leave a legacy, building homes that stand the test of time.

We know that a re-sale PJ Livesey property often carries a premium compared to similar properties in the same location.

The latest example is in Norwich where 15 years ago we converted Read Mills, a run-down complex of Grade II listed industrial warehouses and mills on the banks of the River Wensum close to the city centre.

We transformed this abandoned site, converting the original buildings and adding sympathetic new builds to create a thriving community of 155 new homes ranging from one bedroom apartments to the city’s first £1m penthouse.

We are immensely proud of the project which unlocked an important growth area, allowing for more investment to follow.

It has also allowed more people to enjoy the delights of the river and properties at Reads are still in demand.

The local paper recently highlighted the history of the scheme saying: “Years later, these apartments are still sought-after..” and highlights a two bedroom apartment on the market for £250,000

A picture gallery on our projects page shows the buildings before and after – Click here to view

We know that a re-sale PJ Livesey property often carries a premium compared to similar properties in the same location.

The latest example is in Norwich where 15 years ago we converted Read Mills, a run-down complex of Grade II listed industrial warehouses and mills on the banks of the River Wensum close to the city centre.

We transformed this abandoned site, converting the original buildings and adding sympathetic new builds to create a thriving community of 155 new homes ranging from one bedroom apartments to the city’s first £1m penthouse.

We are immensely proud of the project which unlocked an important growth area, allowing for more investment to follow.

It has also allowed more people to enjoy the delights of the river and properties at Reads are still in demand.

The local paper recently highlighted the history of the scheme saying: “Years later, these apartments are still sought-after..” and highlights a two bedroom apartment on the market for £250,000

A picture gallery on our projects page shows the buildings before and after – Click here to view

Restoring time itself

09

DECEMBER, 2019

RESTORING TIME ITSELF

The restoration of the iconic Terry’s Clock Tower in York is underway

Our repair and conversion of Terry’s Clock Tower has reached a significant milestone with the re-installation of the four restored clock dials and faces.

The distinctive dials were craned to the top of the 100ft tower and put back into place by experts from clockmakers Smith of Derby.

It is the first stage of our ambitious project to restore the clock back to working order and give the tower new use by converting the space into 22 unique properties.

Director James Woodmansee said: “Terry’s clock tower is a fundamental part of York’s history and it will be a significant moment for the City to have it working again. This is the first phase and we anticipate the clock mechanism will be installed towards the end of next year as the conversion works complete.”

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 premier addresses with a penthouse selling for over £1million.

Among the residents living there is Peter Mortimer, 85, who worked at The Terry’s site for 42 years. He moved into a ground floor garden apartment when he became a widower and loves being part of Terry’s again.

He is also excited to see the famous clock keeping time once more.

He said: “I was an electrician for Terry’s and one of my jobs was to look after the clock. It will be tremendous to have it back working again as we have all missed it. I hope it keeps time as accurately as the original one did!

“Seeing the dials hoisted into place was quite an occasion.”

As well as restoring the dials, the hands and the glass faces Smit of Derby are also making a new clock mechanism to the same specification as the original, which went missing between the factory closing and conversion work starting.

The firm’s technical sales consultant Peter Sully said: “It has taken 18 months of detective work across the country but we managed to track down identical parts and are now in a position to make the mechanism. It has been a very demanding process but it will be very satisfying to see the clock working again.”

The clock dials bear the words TERRY YORK in place of numerals and as it can be seen far and wide across York was often referred to as ‘the kitchen clock’ by many locals.

Work to convert the space into new homes is expected to take 12 months and there is already huge interest from buyers for the apartments which will be released for sale off plan from next May.

The final part of the project will be the creation of a separate floor to the clock level space to allow managed public access on a set number of days each year. Three boards, telling the story of Terry’s; the original clock manufacturers Gents and the PJ Livesey Project will be displayed there.

Our repair and conversion of Terry’s Clock Tower has reached a significant milestone with the re-installation of the four restored clock dials and faces.

The distinctive dials were craned to the top of the 100ft tower and put back into place by experts from clockmakers Smith of Derby.

It is the first stage of our ambitious project to restore the clock back to working order and give the tower new use by converting the space into 22 unique properties.

Director James Woodmansee said: “Terry’s clock tower is a fundamental part of York’s history and it will be a significant moment for the City to have it working again. This is the first phase and we anticipate the clock mechanism will be installed towards the end of next year as the conversion works complete.”

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 premier addresses with a penthouse selling for over £1million.

Among the residents living there is Peter Mortimer, 85, who worked at The Terry’s site for 42 years. He moved into a ground floor garden apartment when he became a widower and loves being part of Terry’s again.

He is also excited to see the famous clock keeping time once more.

He said: “I was an electrician for Terry’s and one of my jobs was to look after the clock. It will be tremendous to have it back working again as we have all missed it. I hope it keeps time as accurately as the original one did!

“Seeing the dials hoisted into place was quite an occasion.”

As well as restoring the dials, the hands and the glass faces Smit of Derby are also making a new clock mechanism to the same specification as the original, which went missing between the factory closing and conversion work starting.

The firm’s technical sales consultant Peter Sully said: “It has taken 18 months of detective work across the country but we managed to track down identical parts and are now in a position to make the mechanism. It has been a very demanding process but it will be very satisfying to see the clock working again.”

The clock dials bear the words TERRY YORK in place of numerals and as it can be seen far and wide across York was often referred to as ‘the kitchen clock’ by many locals.

Work to convert the space into new homes is expected to take 12 months and there is already huge interest from buyers for the apartments which will be released for sale off plan from next May.

The final part of the project will be the creation of a separate floor to the clock level space to allow managed public access on a set number of days each year. Three boards, telling the story of Terry’s; the original clock manufacturers Gents and the PJ Livesey Project will be displayed there.

Open House at The Cedars

03

APRIL, 2019

OPEN HOUSE AT THE CEDARS

The P J Livesey Group is opening the doors of The Cedars at 825 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury

Come and join P J Livesey for a one-off chance for the  public to take a look inside this historic Grade II listed house on Saturday April 6th.

Respected local historian Diana Leitch will be sharing stories of the property and describing how Didsbury would have been when the property was first built in 1857.

This is a unique opportunity ahead of work starting to convert the building into grand apartments. The house forms part of the redevelopment of the site into ‘825 Didsbury’, and is set to be the town’s most exclusive new address.

Places will be strictly limited due to space restrictions, and therefore will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can find out more about the availability of spaces  here.

Work elsewhere on site is well underway with construction of new houses already up to first floor level. The conversion of the existing Parklands building into sleek modern apartments is also progressing fast.

To keep up to date with the latest sales information along with first phase release dates at 825 Didsbury please register your interest.

Come and join P J Livesey for a one-off chance for the public to take a look inside this historic Grade II listed house on Saturday April 6th.

Respected local historian Diana Leitch will be sharing stories of the property and describing how Didsbury would have been when the property was first built in 1857.

This is a unique opportunity ahead of work starting to convert the building into grand apartments. The house forms part of the redevelopment of the site into ‘825 Didsbury’, and is set to be the town’s most exclusive new address.

Places will be strictly limited due to space restrictions, and therefore will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can find out more about the availability of spaces here.

Work elsewhere on site is well underway with construction of new houses already up to first floor level. The conversion of the existing Parklands building into sleek modern apartments is also progressing fast.

To keep up to date with the latest sales information along with first phase release dates at 825 Didsbury please register your interest.

Best House in Town

13

FEBRUARY, 2019

THE RESIDENCE YORK, BEST HOUSE IN TOWN

Duplex apartment – voted the best apartment in BBC’s Best House in Town series

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.

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.

St. Gregory’s Place | Your last chance

21

JANUARY 2019

YOUR LAST CHANCE AT ST. GREGORY’S PLACE

This is your last chance to own unique piece of heritage

This is your last chance to own unique piece of heritage, a two bedroom/two-bathroom apartment at our characterful St Gregory’s development in the historic town of Sudbury in Suffolk.

Our conversion of the former Walnuttree Hospital buildings has been incredibly popular both with people who already love this thriving market town and new commuters who appreciate both the quality of life on offer and the value for money.

Plot 32 is in the main historic building and offers spacious living together with a master bedroom suite with shower, guest bedroom and separate bathroom. It’s a light, bright apartment on the first floor, but best of all is the wide balcony that runs the length of the kitchen/living space and gives wonderful views over the neighbouring Water Meadows.

Priced at £309,950 , the property also includes two dedicated parking spaces.

Sudbury is just a 90-minute train journey from central London but offers a different pace of life with a busy weekly market, independent shops and restaurants and the wild open acres of the historic Water Meadows which have been public land for centuries.

This is your last chance to own unique piece of heritage, a two bedroom/two-bathroom apartment at our characterful St Gregory’s development in the historic town of Sudbury in Suffolk.

Our conversion of the former Walnuttree Hospital buildings has been incredibly popular both with people who already love this thriving market town and new commuters who appreciate both the quality of life on offer and the value for money.

Plot 32 is in the main historic building and offers spacious living together with a master bedroom suite with shower, guest bedroom and separate bathroom. It’s a light, bright apartment on the first floor, but best of all is the wide balcony that runs the length of the kitchen/living space and gives wonderful views over the neighbouring Water Meadows.

Priced at £309,950 , the property also includes two dedicated parking spaces.

Sudbury is just a 90-minute train journey from central London but offers a different pace of life with a busy weekly market, independent shops and restaurants and the wild open acres of the historic Water Meadows which have been public land for centuries.