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.”

York Plans Endorsed by Historic England


January, 2023


We are very pleased to have their public support for our plans for the Retreat

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.

Tapton Court Secures Planning


August, 2021


Plans to bring the magnificent Tapton Court back into use have been approved

Our aim is to recapture the grandeur of the building’s heyday and create a unique development of luxurious homes in this wonderful location above the city.

Joint Managing Director Georgina Lynch said: “Tapton has the perfect combination of a distinctive heritage building on a large site with mature trees and planting in a great location.

“We are delighted our plans have been approved and will continue to work with heritage officials to create something very special here.”

Dating back to 1868 the Grade II listed house with its many original features will be converted into just 14 grand apartments while the original stable block and the gate house will each become a single, unique property.

Ranmoor House annexe, a later addition to the site will be converted into 18 properties and we also plan to build four new houses within the grounds.

Work is scheduled to start on site later this month

This will be a very special development in a lovely part of the city and if you would like to be kept updated with progress please register your interest by clicking the button below.

The historic Quarter at Alderley Park


October, 2017

Planning has been approved for The Historic Quarter, our redevelopment of the historic buildings at the heart of the Alderley Park Estate.

The creation of a new estate ‘village’ is part of a wider development of the 400-acre estate that will also see extensive new sports and leisure facilities including a new gym and cricket and football pitches as well as a new gastro pub with rooms and a farm shop. You can read more about Bruntwoods developments on the Alderley Estate here.

Our contribution is The Historic Quarter – A collection of heritage courtyard cottages, executive new homes and iconic Water Garden apartments & penthouses.

This unique and exclusive development blends character and history with cutting edge design and will provide:

  • A collection of seventeen beautifully converted Cheshire cottages within the original Grade II listed courtyard buildings
  • Fourteen architect designed executive new homes, carefully arranged around the West courtyard
  • Twenty-three breathtaking apartments and penthouses of grand scale, featuring underground parking and cantilevered balconies over the peaceful Water Garden

This Development is Now Completed.
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