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Plans for New Neighbourhood at St James Portsmouth

11

MARCH, 2020

PLANS FOR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD

at St. James Hospital Site in Portsmouth near Southsea

After extensive consultation with the local residents and community groups we have submitted detailed plans for the St James Hospital site at Portsmouth. The proposals are centred round preserving the lovely listed buildings and would create a unique and special place to live.

Director James Woodmansee said: “We believe this can be an outstanding development: beautiful listed buildings converted for living, new build homes of high quality, new play spaces and gardens all within a protected and enhanced parkland setting. It has taken many months to finalise and refine these plans and we are delighted to be ab le to share our vision with the public.”

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT >

The proposals would see the listed buildings converted to 146 properties, ranging from one, two and three bedroom apartments to three and four bedroom houses.

There will also be 59 new build homes, offering three to five bedrooms and an additional 25 ‘affordable’ properties that will include 18 apartments.

The landscape plans include a new 1km walkway, children’s informal doorstep play areas, new seating, wildflower planting and new hedges and trees and a series of formal and informal footpaths connecting the many amenity spaces and linking into the wider neighbourhood footpath network.

At the heart of the development, within the centre of the heritage buildings, there will be a series of courtyard spaces and gardens including a new Kitchen Garden of raised beds providing residents the opportunity to grow vegetables herbs and flowers.

Public consultation about the plans is now on-going ahead of being considered by Portsmouth City Planning Committee this summer.

You will find regular updates on the development plans via our dedicated St James Portsmouth page.

After extensive consultation with the local residents and community groups we have submitted detailed plans for the St James Hospital site at Portsmouth. The proposals are centred round preserving the lovely listed buildings and would create a unique and special place to live.

Director James Woodmansee said: “We believe this can be an outstanding development: beautiful listed buildings converted for living, new build homes of high quality, new play spaces and gardens all within a protected and enhanced parkland setting. It has taken many months to finalise and refine these plans and we are delighted to be ab le to share our vision with the public.”

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT >

The proposals would see the listed buildings converted to 146 properties, ranging from one, two and three bedroom apartments to three and four bedroom houses.

There will also be 59 new build homes, offering three to five bedrooms and an additional 25 ‘affordable’ properties that will include 18 apartments.

The landscape plans include a new 1km walkway, children’s informal doorstep play areas, new seating, wildflower planting and new hedges and trees and a series of formal and informal footpaths connecting the many amenity spaces and linking into the wider neighbourhood footpath network.

At the heart of the development, within the centre of the heritage buildings, there will be a series of courtyard spaces and gardens including a new Kitchen Garden of raised beds providing residents the opportunity to grow vegetables herbs and flowers.

Public consultation about the plans is now on-going ahead of being considered by Portsmouth City Planning Committee this summer.

You will find regular updates on the development plans via our dedicated St James Portsmouth page.

St. James Portsmouth – Planning

10

JUNE, 2019

PROPOSALS FOR PORTSMOUTH SITE

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

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

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825 Wilmslow Road, Public Consultation Meeting

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:

Plans to Assure Future for Standish Heritage Buildings

Plans to Assure Future for Standish Heritage Buildings

23

JUNE, 2017

News & Events, Planning Consultation.

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.

“Sympathetically converted to ensure they are preserved for future generations”

We anticipate demand will be high, so please take some time to register your early interest here to ensure you are kept updated with all the latest news and developments from Standish. You can also read more about the extensive plans here in an article recently published by The Stroud News and Journal.

Manor Park, Drayton Public Consultation

Manor Park, Drayton

We are presently consulting with local residents in Norfolk to further develop plans for up to 250 new homes on a site close to the village of Drayton.

A recent exhibition outlined our ambitions for the site and we were delighted with the response from the local community. All comments will be taken on board and help shape the detail as plans progress.

The preliminary proposals can be viewed here:

Plans revealed for Standish Hospital site

Standish Hospital - Standish House

Standish Hospital

We are presently consulting on plans for the sensitive redevelopment of the former Standish Hospital site near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Standish hospital closed in 2004 and is now owned by the Homes and Communities Agency. This 32-acre site includes a number of heritage buildings. P J Livesey was appointed preferred developer last year and we have been working closely with the HCA, the District Council and interested groups to find a way to re-use the buildings and restore this charming wooded site on the edge of the Cotswolds. Our draft proposals include the conversion of the Grade II listed Standish House and stable block together with two Art Deco style ward buildings and the gate lodge on Horsemarling Lane. We are also proposing to save the site’s distinctive hydrotherapy pool, which was previously considered for demolition. The work would be supported by ‘enabling development’ of new build homes designed specifically for the location. This would go hand-in-hand with extensive improvements to the grounds, including new footpaths and enhanced green spaces across the site. Group Land Manager Steve Alcock, said: “Standish hospital has been closed for more than a decade and there is an urgency to act now before the buildings are beyond repair. “We believe our plans will not only preserve and give new life to some really lovely, character buildings that span the centuries, but will create sensitive new homes and open up this mature wooded site to a much wider community. There is genuine affection for the site locally and a desire to secure it’s future. We are wanting to hear people’s views to help find the very best solution.” Under the proposed plans the Grade II listed Standish House would be converted into 16 apartments; the stable block into five houses; and both ward buildings would be divided vertically to create a total of 26 distinctive homes. The 1970’s Hydrotherpy Unit would be divided into two unique properties and the estates Lodge House would be restored as a single dwelling. The conversion work would be supported by around 87 new build homes.

A little bit of history

  • Standish House and stable block were built as part of Lord Sherbourne’s estate circa 1830.
  • Lord Sherbourne lived here for 20 years before the property was rented out.
  • In 1914 the grand house was offered for use as a hospital and opened in 1915 as the early Westbridge Hospital with 100 beds.
  • Its elevated position on the edge of the Cotswold Escarpment made it an ideal location for TB patients and in 1922 it was converted to a sanatorium to provide specialist treatment.
  • The hospital transferred to the NHS in 1948 and eventually closed in 2004 with services transferred to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

The proposals can be viewed here: