Standish House and Stables

October, 2023

Heritage homes soon to be released at Green Walk, Standish

A unique part of Cotswold heritage now converted to create sumptuous, individual homes.

Standish House and its adjoining traditional stable block were built around 1830 as part of a vast estate belonging to James Dunnton, Lord Sherbourne of Gloucestershire.

He lived in the handsome, rendered villa for about 20 years and was responsible for overseeing the planting of a rich arboretum with specimen trees and shrubs collected from across the world.

The house was later rented out, leased at one time to industrialist Richard Potter, one of whose eight children was Martha Beatrice Potter, later Webb, (Baroness Passfield) would become a great economist, socialist and social reformer who was instrumental in the formation of the Fabian Society.

The house served as a hospital during the wars and because of its elevated, privileged location, later became a specialist centre for the treatment of tuberculosis.

The PJ Livesey Group is respecting this rich social history, conserving the past by converting the house and its grounds into new homes.

Standish House will provide just 12 grand apartments, each one unique, each one a very special privileged place to live.

These are luxurious spaces, many with high ceilings, intricate cornicing, huge windows and the highest specification of kitchens and bathrooms.

All have their own private outside space either a secluded roof top terrace, spacious balcony or private garden.

The original stables are being converted to create two, three-bedroom houses and two with four-bedrooms.

These character houses sit around their own private walled courtyard offering well designed living space perfect for growing families or first-time buyers.

King’s Gate Now Open


October, 2023

Designer dressed show homes available to view by appointment – arrange yours today

The marketing suite and two beautifully furnished show homes are now open at our King’s Gate development in Macclesfield.

The first phase of 15 newly built homes have been released for sale and have been enthusiastically received with six already reserved off plan.

The three and five bedroom properties offer clever, contemporary living in this unique heritage location within walking distance of the town centre and all its amenities.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “The King’s School site is a part of Macclesfield’s rich history and the new homes we are building will form a new community set around open green space and bounded by the historic walls.

“The first phase of newly built homes are setting new standards of design and space and later phases will see the conversion of the original school buildings.

“The redevelopment respects the history of the site with the wrought iron Remembrance Gates now restored and installed temporarily in a new location so visitors can enjoy seeing them. We are also preserving the historic pavilion in its original position.

The marketing suite and show homes are open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm and visitors are advised to make an appointment to ensure they have enough time to fully appreciate the show homes.

The properties available to view offer either three or five bedrooms. The three bedroom homes have private gardens and roof terraces backing onto the wonderful green space whilst the five bedroom homes span three floors with private covered roof terraces facing west, towards the listed buildings and green space along with well sized private gardens.

Prices start from £499,950

Later phases will see a row of mews houses and the conversion of main school building and the library.

The first release of new homes are currently scheduled for occupation by the end of the year.

A Contemporary ‘Castle’ Above the City


August, 2023


Stunning designer dressed show home now available to purchase

Just one property remains available in the first phase of our Tapton Court development in Sheffield – and it is stunning.

A three-bedroom penthouse, with huge windows and a wide balcony offering distant views looking over the treetops to the city.

This extraordinary property occupies the top two floors of the East Court of the main iconic conversion and comes complete with a host of interior designer selected extras, these include; fitted wardrobes in two bedrooms, upgraded light fittings, blinds and carpets throughout all included within the purchase price of £599,950.

And it will be part of a development setting new standards of luxury and exclusivity in the city.

Tapton Court is a historically fascinating site, and when the ornate stone villa was completed in 1868 for one of the city’s steel magnates, it was described as: ‘A brass castle above the fog of the town.’

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “This is the final opportunity to own a contemporary home within the East Court which is ready to move into – your own contemporary castle!

“Tapton Court is a lovely development in the desirable Ranmoor district providing a unique mix of homes set around open lawns and bounded by mature trees and stone walls.

“You approach through the original restored gates, past the gatehouse and up the sweeping drive and see the original Grade 2 listed stone villa. It really is very special.

“Properties at Tapton are appealing to a wide range of people – all of whom appreciate the history and location of the site.

“The penthouse in the East Court is a lovely space, full of light, and the new owner will benefit from lots of show home extras. We believe it offers a unique combination of easy luxury living with history and location. There is nowhere else like it.”

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

Where There’s a Will


June, 2023


Seven years of saving means Will Dickenson has been able to buy his perfect first home at our Green Walk development in Standish.

Hard working Will has been driving a 44 tonne truck the length and breadth of the UK for the family business since leaving Hartpury College at 19.

Now 26 he said: “It was really important for me to save money so that I would be able to buy a good, nice house.

“I’d been looking online for ages but the properties at Standish really caught my eye and I followed the new releases for about six months before my Dad just said go up and have a proper look.

“Its only about 10 minutes from the family farm and business, so ideal.

“We went to look properly and really liked the whole development, mainly because it is just so different from anything else with a mix of houses and lots of trees. Literally the day after we visited I reserved because I was just so sure.”

Will reserved Plot 44, a contemporary new build mews property with spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen on the ground floor with bi-fold doors onto the private garden and on the first floor, two large double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.

He said: “It is the perfect size for me and I’m really chuffed. The whole buying process was really easy and not stressful at all. Helen the sales negotiator was great and walking into the sales centre felt like home, not pressured at all.

“I am really looking forward to living on my own and having my own space – I just need to learn to cook now!”

New Homes To Launch in Macclesfield


June, 2023


The first new homes on the former Kings School site in Macclesfield are on track to be completed by late autumn.

Sales of properties at the King’s Gate development will launch this summer to pre-registered buyers with a national launch later in the year.

Craig Lynch, from the developers, the PJ Livesey Group, said: “This is a high-profile site, hugely important for the future of Macclesfield and we have had an unprecedented number of people register their interest so far.

“King’s Gate will provide a mix of homes from flexible four/five-bedroom family properties to heritage conversions and new build apartments creating a truly mixed community to be within walking distance of all amenities.

“Seeing the first properties nearing completion is an exciting stage of the development and we can’t wait to open the doors to local buyers and welcome visitors.”

The first homes to be released for sale will be three-bedroom detached houses overlooking the cricket pitch and a number of large, three storey, semi-detached houses with rear gardens bounded by the site’s original stone wall. The top floor, with a recessed terrace has flexibility to be used as a bedroom suite or alternatively as a leisure/relaxation area.

Further phases will include the main school building which is being converted to luxury apartments and the original historic Library which is being converted to create just six, spectacular period homes.

Latter phases will include contemporary mews houses and individually designed newly built apartments.

In total, the development will offer just 81 homes, mixing newly built and conversion properties set around the original cricket green.

The School’s original gates are being restored and will be replaced.

Craig added: “As well as an excellent specification we are working to make the new homes as sustainable as possible with a selection of homes offering PV panels and battery storage, triple glazing and heat recovery systems.

“We want King’s Gate to set a new standard, not just for quality but for being a sustainable new community as befits the site’s long history.”

People who have registered their interest via the PJ Livesey website will be the first to receive information on pricing and plot releases as it becomes available.