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.

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

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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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