Landscape Tour of The Retreat Estate

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JUNE, 2022
LANDSCAPE TOUR OF THE RETREAT ESTATE

Book onto a ‘Talk and Tour’ event for free and explore this exceptional site

We are hosting a day long series of tours around the grounds of The Retreat estate on Heslington Road at York to explore how the land has changed and developed over the years.

Landscape architects Randall Thorp are working with us on future proposals for the estate and will discuss how the 13-acre estate has gone from turnip field to formal garden and orchard and what influenced the changes.

The estate was integral to the work of The Retreat, established in 1796 by Quaker William Tuke, who believed mental health was linked with physical activity and created a place where the grounds offered recreation facilities to support the mental health care.

In patient services offered by The Retreat closed in 2018 and new centres of excellence for outpatients have been established in other locations in addition to Heslington Road.

We are hoping to convert the Grade II * listed buildings to residential use with the majority of the grounds opened up to the public.

There are proposals for a heritage trail around the perimeter and plans for a peace and tranquillity garden. The Quaker burial ground will be unaffected and continue.

Randall Thorp partner Dick Longdin said: “The Heslington Road estate is a landscape treasure and because of its previous sensitive use one that many people in York are unaware of. The task now is to open as much of the grounds as possible for the public to enjoy while retaining private spaces for the new residents.”

PJ Livesey Group joint managing director Georgina Lynch said: “Heslington Road is a special place and we want to respect and celebrate its heritage while also looking at how it can be opened and maintained for wider use.”

Three ‘Talk and Tour’ events will take place on Saturday June 25th starting at 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The tours are free but places must be reserved through Eventbrite

We are hosting a day long series of tours around the grounds of The Retreat estate on Heslington Road at York to explore how the land has changed and developed over the years.

Landscape architects Randall Thorp are working with us on future proposals for the estate and will discuss how the 13-acre estate has gone from turnip field to formal garden and orchard and what influenced the changes.

The estate was integral to the work of The Retreat, established in 1796 by Quaker William Tuke, who believed mental health was linked with physical activity and created a place where the grounds offered recreation facilities to support the mental health care.

In patient services offered by The Retreat closed in 2018 and new centres of excellence for outpatients have been established in other locations in addition to Heslington Road.

We are hoping to convert the Grade II * listed buildings to residential use with the majority of the grounds opened up to the public.

There are proposals for a heritage trail around the perimeter and plans for a peace and tranquillity garden. The Quaker burial ground will be unaffected and continue.

Randall Thorp partner Dick Longdin said: “The Heslington Road estate is a landscape treasure and because of its previous sensitive use one that many people in York are unaware of. The task now is to open as much of the grounds as possible for the public to enjoy while retaining private spaces for the new residents.”

PJ Livesey Group joint managing director Georgina Lynch said: “Heslington Road is a special place and we want to respect and celebrate its heritage while also looking at how it can be opened and maintained for wider use.”

Three ‘Talk and Tour’ events will take place on Saturday June 25th starting at 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The tours are free but places must be reserved through Eventbrite.

Creating a New Legacy in York

04
MARCH, 2022
CREATING A NEW LEGACY IN YORK
We are very pleased to have agreed contracts to purchase a beautiful site in York.

Heslington Road amounts to 40 acres just minutes from the historic city centre with an ancient orchard, daffodil field, large cricket field and a bowling green. At its heart are a group of Grade II listed buildings known as The Retreat.

The Retreat was founded in 1796 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has provided pioneering psychiatric care to the community for almost 300 years.

The main buildings closed in 2018 as services were rationalised to offer more modern provision elsewhere in the city. The sale of the Heslington Road site will allow further investment in those facilities long term.

We are now embarking on extensive public consultation with the local community, heritage organisations and local interest groups on how best to give the estate and its historic buildings a new future.

Our Development Director James Woodmansee, said: “The exchange of contracts is a significant milestone and marks the start of formal and informal consultation on the future legacy of The Retreat.

“We hope to be able to convert the Grade II listed buildings into residential which will provide a range of new homes while preserving their beautiful exterior while also strategically placing some new build houses, discreetly on the site. These will include some affordable homes.

“The extensive grounds include a tennis court, a cricket pitch and bowling green which are currently rarely used and we hope to speak to local clubs and groups about their future use.

“The orchard and daffodil meadow will remain and we would hope to retain the spirit of The Retreat which offered a place of calm restoration with the creation of a peace and tranquillity garden which would be open to all.

“We are hugely respectful of the Quaker history at The Retreat and we are already in discussions with a newly formed Heritage Group on how best to be able to record and celebrate that legacy.”

It is early days in the journey but we would hope to be able to submit a planning application by the end of this year.

For more information about The Retreat and the work of the Quakers please visit this dedicated website which will be regularly updated with news of consultation events.

Heslington Road amounts to 40 acres just minutes from the historic city centre with an ancient orchard, daffodil field, large cricket field and a bowling green. At its heart are a group of Grade II listed buildings known as The Retreat.

The Retreat was founded in 1796 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has provided pioneering psychiatric care to the community for almost 300 years.

The main buildings closed in 2018 as services were rationalised to offer more modern provision elsewhere in the city. The sale of the Heslington Road site will allow further investment in those facilities long term.

We are now embarking on extensive public consultation with the local community, heritage organisations and local interest groups on how best to give the estate and its historic buildings a new future.

Our Development Director James Woodmansee, said: “The exchange of contracts is a significant milestone and marks the start of formal and informal consultation on the future legacy of The Retreat.

“We hope to be able to convert the Grade II listed buildings into residential which will provide a range of new homes while preserving their beautiful exterior while also strategically placing some new build houses, discreetly on the site. These will include some affordable homes.

“The extensive grounds include a tennis court, a cricket pitch and bowling green which are currently rarely used and we hope to speak to local clubs and groups about their future use.

“The orchard and daffodil meadow will remain and we would hope to retain the spirit of The Retreat which offered a place of calm restoration with the creation of a peace and tranquillity garden which would be open to all.

“We are hugely respectful of the Quaker history at The Retreat and we are already in discussions with a newly formed Heritage Group on how best to be able to record and celebrate that legacy.”

It is early days in the journey but we would hope to be able to submit a planning application by the end of this year.

For more information about The Retreat and the work of the Quakers please visit this dedicated website which will be regularly updated with news of consultation events.

Tapton Court Update

03

MARCH, 2022

TAPTON COURT UPDATE

We have begun work to convert the Grade II listed Tapton Court in Sheffield into 14 apartments

The villa, built in 1868 for one of the town’s many steel magnates, is a glorious building surrounded by mature trees on an elevated site to the west of the city.

Teams of specialists are now working on the building to preserve the original staircase with its stained-glass window and other features.

A neighbouring annexe, Ranmoor House, built in the 1930’s, is also being converted to provide 18 apartments.

The original Gate House on Shore Road will become an individual property as will the stable block at the rear of the site.

We are also building just four, family sized four bedroom houses to the north of the site.

Approached up a formal drive with landscaped grounds, private gardens and terraces, this will be a very special development, in a location convenient for central Sheffield but also giving easy access to the Peak District.

Managing Director Georgina Lynch said: “Tapton Court is an imposing property on a mature wooded site and has been on Sheffield Council’s Building’s at Risk Register.

“It is very satisfying to be able to work on buildings like this, preserve what is there and give them new use as modern homes with character.

“This will be another PJ Livesey legacy development where people love to live.”

In detail, there will be seven one bedroom apartments, 14 two bedrooms and 11 apartments offering three bedrooms. The Gate House and the Stables will both have three bedrooms. The new build houses will have four bedrooms.

If you would like to be kept updated on progress please register your interest here:

SUMMER LAUNCH FOR YORK CLOCK TOWER

21

APRIL, 2021

SUMMER LAUNCH FOR YORK CLOCK TOWER

Work is now well underway to convert the Clock Tower at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory site in York into unique new homes.

Work is now well underway to convert the Clock Tower at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory site in York into unique new homes.

The Clock tower is the final piece in the jigsaw to transform this historic site, right next to the racecourse, into one of the most desirable residential locations in the city.

With unrivalled breathtaking, panoramic views of York Town, York Minister and Knavesmire Park, The Clock Tower is a once in a lifetime development that should not be missed.

Our conversion of the original factory building into The Residence was an outstanding success and there is already unprecedented interest in the properties being created in the Grade II listed tower.

It will provide 22 unique homes, a mix of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, ranging from ground floor garden apartments to duplex and triplex spaces with glass balconies.

All will come with dedicated parking and most will have private outside space

We hope to begin the sales release this summer with prices starting from around £250,000. To ensure you receive the latest information we suggest registering your interest with us

Work is now well underway to convert the Clock Tower at the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory site in York into unique new homes.

The Clock tower is the final piece in the jigsaw to transform this historic site, right next to the racecourse, into one of the most desirable residential locations in the city.

With unrivalled breathtaking, panoramic views of York Town, York Minister and Knavesmire Park, The Clock Tower is a once in a lifetime development that should not be missed.

Our conversion of the original factory building into The Residence was an outstanding success and there is already unprecedented interest in the properties being created in the Grade II listed tower.

It will provide 22 unique homes, a mix of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, ranging from ground floor garden apartments to duplex and triplex spaces with glass balconies.

All will come with dedicated parking and most will have private outside space

We hope to begin the sales release this summer with prices starting from around £250,000. To ensure you receive the latest information we suggest registering your interest with us

Coming Soon Green Walk, Standish

01

DECEMBER, 2020

COMING SOON, GREEN WALK STANDISH

A new development set within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Green Walk, Standish will be one of our most ambitious developments to date.

A 30-acre estate, dating back to 1818, in a stunning Cotswolds location with a Grade II listed manor house and three more listed buildings.

We are converting these historic buildings into characterful homes but the site also presents the opportunity for us to build a number of new homes in keeping with this very special setting.

Work has been safely progressing on site and we anticipate the first new build homes will be released for sale before the end of the year.

Joint MD Georgina Livesey said: “The current circumstances have placed an even greater importance on where and how we live and I do not think that will change. We all want a less hurried life with flexible space to work from home and easy access to nature.

“Green Walk, Standish has a very special feel. It is set apart from the nearest village of Stonehouse and approached up a sweeping drive through a historic arboretum planted when the manor house was built which now has some majestic and beautiful trees of national significance.

“The new homes we are building are designed specifically for Standish with plenty of room to be flexible and space for families to grow and thrive and enjoy this wonderful location.

“They offer a rare opportunity to be part of creating a unique community within the Park itself and to embrace the wider community of Stonehouse and Stroud.”

Only six properties are being released in the first phase. Built of solid stone they are thoughtfully planned with spacious rooms, high specification and private gardens within the wider grounds.

Full details of Phase I properties will be released to pre-registered clients in advance of the public launch, which will be held in Spring 2021. For your chance to receive exclusive preview information and invitations to pre-launch events please register your interest today click here >

Georgina added: “So much love and care is going into creating Green Walk, Standish that we look forward to welcoming our first visitors in the new year.”

The village of Stonehouse sits just off the M5 offering an easy commute to Cheltenham (30 mins) and Bristol (40 mins)

Green Walk, Standish will be one of our most ambitious developments to date.

A 30-acre estate, dating back to 1818, in a stunning Cotswolds location with a Grade II listed manor house and three more listed buildings.

We are converting these historic buildings into characterful homes but the site also presents the opportunity for us to build a number of new homes in keeping with this very special setting.

Work has been safely progressing on site and we anticipate the first new build homes will be released for sale before the end of the year.

Joint MD Georgina Livesey said: “The current circumstances have placed an even greater importance on where and how we live and I do not think that will change. We all want a less hurried life with flexible space to work from home and easy access to nature.

“Green Walk, Standish has a very special feel. It is set apart from the nearest village of Stonehouse and approached up a sweeping drive through a historic arboretum planted when the manor house was built which now has some majestic and beautiful trees of national significance.

“The new homes we are building are designed specifically for Standish with plenty of room to be flexible and space for families to grow and thrive and enjoy this wonderful location.

“They offer a rare opportunity to be part of creating a unique community within the Park itself and to embrace the wider community of Stonehouse and Stroud.”

Only six properties are being released in the first phase. Built of solid stone they are thoughtfully planned with spacious rooms, high specification and private gardens within the wider grounds.

Full details of Phase I properties will be released to pre-registered clients in advance of the public launch, which will be held in Spring 2021. For your chance to receive exclusive preview information and invitations to pre-launch events please register your interest today click here >

Georgina added: “So much love and care is going into creating Green Walk, Standish that we look forward to welcoming our first visitors in the new year.”

The village of Stonehouse sits just off the M5 offering an easy commute to Cheltenham (30 mins) and Bristol (40 mins)

Storeton Hall Launches

30

OCTOBER, 2020

STORETON HALL LAUNCHES

This weekend and we’d love to see you there, call 0800 151 0960 to arrange your appointment

The wraps will be officially taken off our show home at Storeton Hall on The Wirral this weekend.

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in this lovely development which centres around part of an original 13th century manor house and its neighbouring stone barn.

We previewed the properties to registered buyers last weekend and they loved both the location and the homes with 11 properties reserved off plan.

To meet demand this weekend we are releasing a further four homes, offering four, five or six bedrooms, all detached and all with generous gardens and garage parking.

They include one of the grandest homes on the development, the 5/6 bedroom three storey Ascot property. And there’s lots more choice with four other house types and prices starting from just £409,950.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “People have been actively following the development of this site and with just 27 new homes being built did not want to miss out.

“The first release sold, literally within hours, to people who had previously registered interest and we are pleased to be able to make four more available for sale this weekend. These are spacious family homes in a lovely walled setting, surrounded by open countryside yet with easy access to local amenities and the road network.

“We have not been surprised by the interest.”

The first homes are scheduled to be complete by next spring.

Under current restrictions viewings are strictly by appointment only between 10am and 4pm both Saturday and Sunday with all necessary safety precautions taken between visits.

As well as the new build homes, we are also converting Storeton Hall Barn into two, four bedroom homes with unique features and history.

More details on these very special barn properties are available on request from the sales team.

To make an appointment to visit Storeton Hall this weekend and view the gorgeous new show homes please call Ryan and Charlotte on: 0800 151 0960 (option 6)

The wraps will be officially taken off our show home /homes at Storeton Hall on The Wirral this weekend.

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in this lovely development which centres around part of an original 13th century manor house and its neighbouring stone barn.

We previewed the properties to registered buyers last weekend and they loved both the location and the homes with 11 properties reserved off plan.

To meet demand this weekend we are releasing a further four homes, offering four, five or six bedrooms, all detached and all with generous gardens and garage parking.

They include one of the grandest homes on the development, the 5/6 bedroom three storey Ascot property. And there’s lots more choice with four other house types and prices starting from just £409,950.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “People have been actively following the development of this site and with just 27 new homes being built did not want to miss out.

“The first release sold, literally within hours, to people who had previously registered interest and we are pleased to be able to make four more available for sale this weekend. These are spacious family homes in a lovely walled setting, surrounded by open countryside yet with easy access to local amenities and the road network.

“We have not been surprised by the interest.”

The first homes are scheduled to be complete by next spring.

Under current restrictions viewings are strictly by appointment only between 10am and 4pm both Saturday and Sunday with all necessary safety precautions taken between visits.

 As well as the new build homes, we are also converting Storeton Hall Barn into two, four bedroom homes with unique features and history.

More details on these very special barn properties are available on request from the sales team.

To make an appointment to visit Storeton Hall this weekend and view the gorgeous new show homes please call Ryan and Charlotte on: 0800 151 0960 (option 6)