Chorlton Consultation Begins


July, 2023


We are drawing up proposals to redevelop the Chorlton Shopping Centre site in South Manchester and want to hear the views of neighbours and the wider community on what they would like to see happen.

The site offers huge potential to provide a mix of new homes, modern shops and improved landscaping to once again be the focal centre of this thriving suburb.

One Chorlton is the start of this conversation with a website giving more information and the chance to comment and we are also encouraging people to complete questionnaires and write to us.

This initial consultation will close on Monday August 21st and the feedback we receive will help inform a detailed masterplan which we hope to be able to consult on later this year.

Managing Director Georgina Lynch, said: “Chorlton has its own unique character and energy and we want to understand local ambitions for the area and what we should be considering as we work on the masterplan.

“Building on the site’s potential, we want to create a neighbourhood that responds to how people live, work, shop and spend time today with energy efficient new homes, new shops and outdoor spaces where people can spend time.

“We want to engage as widely as possible with all sections of the community and look forward to the first conversations about One Chorlton with further consultation, including in person events, planned for later this year as plans for the site evolve.”

Find out more and have your say here:

There will also be regular updates on Instagram @onechorlton and Facebook onechorlton

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.”

If you want to have your say or register your interest please go to the One Chorlton Website and fill in the questionaire.

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York Plans Endorsed by Historic England


January, 2023


By Historic England

Historic England – the public body tasked with protecting the country’s built heritage – has voiced its support for our plans to transform The Retreat buildings at Heslington Road, in York.

We have worked closely with them since being named preferred developer for the 30-acre site and the detailed plans to convert the buildings to residential are now being considered by York City Council.

PJ Livesey Managing Director, Georgina Lynch, said: “Restoring and converting historic listed buildings is in our DNA and we always work closely with Historic England and value their officer’s input. We are very pleased to have their public support for our plans for the Retreat which we believe provide a sympathetic and sensitive new life for these wonderful buildings and the grounds.”

The Retreat was founded in the 18th century by the Quakers to provide pioneering mental health treatment based around care, purpose and outdoor recreation.

In-house services were ended in 2018 with new mental health provision by The Retreat offered from alternative locations.

St. James Portsmouth – Planning


June, 2019


We’ve been selected to bring forward proposals to redevelop a large hospital site in Portsmouth.

St James’ Hospital, close to the sea front at Southsea, consists of a number of handsome Grade 2 listed buildings set in 25 acres of parkland.

There is a well-loved cricket pitch and pavilion and a Grade 2 listed chapel that will be retained with options for community use.

The buildings are recently vacant after NHS services were relocated to new facilities in the city and we are now consulting with the local community on how they would like to see the site developed.

P J Livesey Director, James Woodmansee, said: “The St James’ Hospital site is a landmark for Portsmouth and one that demands a unique solution. We have the extensive knowledge and experience to do this and to do it well and will be working alongside the City Council and the city’s conservation team

“This is an opportunity to redefine residential development within Portsmouth, providing unrivalled new homes on a scale that can make a real difference to the mix available, making the best use of a brownfield site and securing a long-term future for a significant range of listed buildings.

“It is an opportunity not to be squandered and our uncompromising approach to quality and heritage will create an exemplar development the local community and the wider City will be proud of.”

The first Community Consultation Event is being held on Wednesday July 17th between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Portsmouth and Southsea Cricket Club, Locksway Road, Portsmouth. PO4 8LD

825 Wilmslow Road, Public Consultation Meeting


February, 2018


We are consulting on plans to redevelop a site on Wilmslow Road at Didsbury

We are consulting on plans to redevelop a site on Wilmslow Road at Didsbury into a unique development of just 85 properties, mixing new build homes alongside historic buildings. The site contains a mix of buildings currently used for offices set within spacious grounds including a large parking area, mature trees and landscaping.

Our proposals would see The Cedars, a Grade II listed Victorian Villa converted and extended to provide 21 apartments, the listed Lodge House would remain as one unique home and the Coach House converted to two properties.

We also plan to convert one of the modern buildings on the site, the red brick Parklands, into 39 contemporary apartments.

A second modern building, Aspen House, would be demolished to make way for 22 new build homes.

The preliminary proposals can be viewed here:

This Development is Now Completed.
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Plans to Assure Future for Standish Heritage Buildings


June, 2017

Following close consultation with community groups, Stroud District Council and Historic England The P J Livesey Group have submitted detailed development proposals for the former Standish Hospital and the neighbouring Westridge Hospital sites at Stroud in Gloucestershire.

The main Standish Hospital closed in 2004 and the P J LIvesey Group were appointed preferred developer by current site owners, the Homes and Communities Agency. The soon to be vacant adjacent adult care facility, owned by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, will be incorporated into the scheme as part of a comprehensive redevelopment.

If approved, the plans would secure the future of six heritage buildings which have spanned the centuries. The centrepiece Grade II listed Standish House, its neighbouring stable block together with two Art Deco style ward buildings and the gate lodge on Horsemarling Lane would all be sympathetically converted to ensure they are preserved for future generations.

There are also plans to save the site’s distinctive hydrotherapy pool building, which was previously considered for demolition, making way for two distinctive houses.

The conversion would be further enhanced by extensive improvements to the grounds, including new footpaths and enhanced green spaces across the site. Making the most of the unique mature landscape and incorporating a range of ecological habitat improvements, the application outlines details for the provison of bespoke accommodation for rare species of bats.

These measures would be supported by an ‘enabling development’ of 98 high quality newly built family homes designed specifically to compliment the location. Properties will will range from two to five bedrooms, catering for a broad spectrum of potential future residents.

The six heritage buildings will be converted into 50 unique properties:

  • Grade II Standish House – 15 mansion style apartments
  • Stable Block – 5 houses
  • Art Deco Men’s Ward building – 13 houses
  • Art Deco Women’s Ward Building – 10 houses and 4 apartments
  • 1970’s hydrotherapy unit – two single level properties
  • The Estate Lodge House – one house

The plans are now being considered by Stroud District Council and if approved the group anticipates being on site in late 2017 with the first properties launched for sale in 2018.

Read more about the extensive plans here > in an article recently published by The Stroud News and Journal.