Water Garden Apartments Update

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January, 2020

WATER GARDEN SHOW APARTMENTS

National Launch Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd February 10am – 4pm

HISTORIC QUARTER HOUSES – From historic conversions to executive new homes all the houses in phase 1 & 2 of the Historic Quarter are now completed and occupied. The converted and newly built homes are arranged around landscaped courtyards which lead out into 400 acres of stunning Cheshire Parkland. The first house was purchased in April 2018 and all off the properties have been retained by the original purchasers.

WATER GARDEN APARTMENTS – The Water Garden is a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments cantilevered over the historic water garden at Alderley Park. The Apartments feature large South facing terraces, underground parking, and a superior specification. Six Apartments have been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £549,950 to £1.69m

WATER GARDEN NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes in the centrepiece Water Garden apartments are about to be released. This is your chance to view the designer dressed show apartments at the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 8th & 9th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the national launch. `

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February or view a show home at the preview event on the 8th & 9th February, please contact Charlotte Preece or Catherine Proctor on 01625 585 305

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer Ridgeon on 07595432409

PROPERTY TO SELL – Gascoigne Halman. Contact Tim Jackson on 01625 590 373

HISTORIC QUARTER HOUSES – From historic conversions to executive new homes all the houses in phase 1 & 2 of the Historic Quarter are now completed and occupied. The converted and newly built homes are arranged around landscaped courtyards which lead out into 400 acres of stunning Cheshire Parkland. The first house was purchased in April 2018 and all off the properties have been retained by the original purchasers.

WATER GARDEN APARTMENTS – The Water Garden is a bespoke collection of originally designed apartments cantilevered over the historic water garden at Alderley Park. The Apartments feature large South facing terraces, underground parking, and a superior specification. Six Apartments have been reserved off plan with the first residents moving in at the end of February.
Prices range from £549,950 to £1.69m

WATER GARDEN NATIONAL LAUNCH – The designer dressed show homes in the centrepiece Water Garden apartments are about to be released. This is your chance to view the designer dressed show apartments at the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February.

SHOW HOME PREVIEW EVENT – There will be a show home preview on 8th & 9th of February by appointment for clients interested in viewing the show homes prior to the national launch. `

MARKETING SUITE & SALES TEAM – The Marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. If you would like to attend the National Launch on the 22nd & 23rd February or view a show home at the preview event on the 8th & 9th February, please contact Charlotte Preece or Catherine Proctor on 01625 585 305

INDPENDENT MORTGAGE ADVICE – Daniels Associates. Contact Jennifer Ridgeon on 07595432409

PROPERTY TO SELL – Gascoigne Halman. Contact Tim Jackson on 01625 590 373

Restoring time itself

09

December, 2019

RESTORING TIME ITSELF

The restoration of the iconic Terry’s Clock Tower in York is underway

Our repair and conversion of Terry’s Clock Tower has reached a significant milestone with the re-installation of the four restored clock dials and faces.

The distinctive dials were craned to the top of the 100ft tower and put back into place by experts from clockmakers Smith of Derby.

It is the first stage of our ambitious project to restore the clock back to working order and give the tower new use by converting the space into 22 unique properties.

Director James Woodmansee said: “Terry’s clock tower is a fundamental part of York’s history and it will be a significant moment for the City to have it working again. This is the first phase and we anticipate the clock mechanism will be installed towards the end of next year as the conversion works complete.”

The clock tower is one of five Grade II listed buildings that make up the purpose-built Terry’s factory estate next to the City’s racecourse. They include the main factory building, closed in 2005 and converted by us into 170 apartments in 2015. It is now one of York’s premier addresses with a penthouse selling for over £1million.

Among the residents living there is Peter Mortimer, 85, who worked at The Terry’s site for 42 years. He moved into a ground floor garden apartment when he became a widower and loves being part of Terry’s again.

He is also excited to see the famous clock keeping time once more.

He said: “I was an electrician for Terry’s and one of my jobs was to look after the clock. It will be tremendous to have it back working again as we have all missed it. I hope it keeps time as accurately as the original one did!

“Seeing the dials hoisted into place was quite an occasion.”

As well as restoring the dials, the hands and the glass faces Smit of Derby are also making a new clock mechanism to the same specification as the original, which went missing between the factory closing and conversion work starting.

The firm’s technical sales consultant Peter Sully said: “It has taken 18 months of detective work across the country but we managed to track down identical parts and are now in a position to make the mechanism. It has been a very demanding process but it will be very satisfying to see the clock working again.”

The clock dials bear the words TERRY YORK in place of numerals and as it can be seen far and wide across York was often referred to as ‘the kitchen clock’ by many locals.

Work to convert the space into new homes is expected to take 12 months and there is already huge interest from buyers for the apartments which will be released for sale off plan from next May.

The final part of the project will be the creation of a separate floor to the clock level space to allow managed public access on a set number of days each year. Three boards, telling the story of Terry’s; the original clock manufacturers Gents and the PJ Livesey Project will be displayed there.

Our repair and conversion of Terry’s Clock Tower has reached a significant milestone with the re-installation of the four restored clock dials and faces.

The distinctive dials were craned to the top of the 100ft tower and put back into place by experts from clockmakers Smith of Derby.

It is the first stage of our ambitious project to restore the clock back to working order and give the tower new use by converting the space into 22 unique properties.

Director James Woodmansee said: “Terry’s clock tower is a fundamental part of York’s history and it will be a significant moment for the City to have it working again. This is the first phase and we anticipate the clock mechanism will be installed towards the end of next year as the conversion works complete.”

The clock tower is one of five Grade II listed buildings that make up the purpose-built Terry’s factory estate next to the City’s racecourse. They include the main factory building, closed in 2005 and converted by us into 170 apartments in 2015. It is now one of York’s premier addresses with a penthouse selling for over £1million.

Among the residents living there is Peter Mortimer, 85, who worked at The Terry’s site for 42 years. He moved into a ground floor garden apartment when he became a widower and loves being part of Terry’s again.

He is also excited to see the famous clock keeping time once more.

He said: “I was an electrician for Terry’s and one of my jobs was to look after the clock. It will be tremendous to have it back working again as we have all missed it. I hope it keeps time as accurately as the original one did!

“Seeing the dials hoisted into place was quite an occasion.”

As well as restoring the dials, the hands and the glass faces Smit of Derby are also making a new clock mechanism to the same specification as the original, which went missing between the factory closing and conversion work starting.

The firm’s technical sales consultant Peter Sully said: “It has taken 18 months of detective work across the country but we managed to track down identical parts and are now in a position to make the mechanism. It has been a very demanding process but it will be very satisfying to see the clock working again.”

The clock dials bear the words TERRY YORK in place of numerals and as it can be seen far and wide across York was often referred to as ‘the kitchen clock’ by many locals.

Work to convert the space into new homes is expected to take 12 months and there is already huge interest from buyers for the apartments which will be released for sale off plan from next May.

The final part of the project will be the creation of a separate floor to the clock level space to allow managed public access on a set number of days each year. Three boards, telling the story of Terry’s; the original clock manufacturers Gents and the PJ Livesey Project will be displayed there.

Views from Alderley Skies

Views from Alderley skies

10

AUGUST, 2018

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE Within A HERITAGE SETTING

The Historic Quarter at Alderley Park is progressing nicely with Phase I already sold out and clients moving into the beautifully converted Cheshire Cottages.

Set within historic open parkland Alderley Park is a tranquil place to live, within easy reach of Alderley Edge Village and with Excellent transport links to Wilmslow and Manchester.

View stunning arial footage of current progress and the surrounding countryside in this beautiful location below

Historic England applaud P J Livesey conversion

21

NOVEMBER, 2017

HISTORIC ENGLAND APPLAUD PJ LIVESEY CONVERSION

Our conversion of the Grade II listed Holden Mill in Bolton is being held up by Historic England as a great example of how to re-use Britain’s industrial legacy buildings.

More than half of all old mills in Greater Manchester have been demolished and lost since the 1980’s and the group says further demolition should be avoided if possible.

New research by the University of Salford, funded by Historic England, calculates that around 25,000 new homes could be provided if the 1,996,597 square metres of vacant floor space in textile mills across Greater Manchester and Lancashire were converted to accommodation.

Historic England believes that mills can and should accommodate the North West’s growth needs. Mill buildings are also distinctive, character-filled places which offer a connection between past and future generations. Their new publication Engines of Prosperity: new uses for old mills focuses on the North West and showcases successfully re-purposed textile mills alongside other potential mill conversion opportunities.

We are very pleased that our conversion of Holden Mill gets highlighted. It is a vast building for which we found an innovative, bespoke solution creating truly unique spaces for owners.

HOUSING – THE COTTONWORKS, BOLTON

The Cotton Works (Holden Mill) is a Grade II listed cotton spinning mill dating from 1926 that has been repurposed for residential use. The development demonstrates the importance of a bespoke approach to conversion of a historic building. By removing glass from all of the external windows of the mill, internal terraces could be created for the apartments, set back three metres from the facades of the building. The development comprises 275 apartments and 300 car parking spaces.

WORK SPACE – CASTLETON MILLS, LEEDS

A Grade II listed original flax mill, Castleton Mill has been repurposed as a collection of creative work spaces and studios that are high quality and affordable. Built in 1836, Castleton Mill is one of three remaining mills of its type in the UK. Throughout the renovation of the mill, the developers’ key aim was to restore and enhance the original features, as well as promote the cultural significance of the building – both past and present. By combining high-spec facilities with an inspiring setting the mill offers an ideal environment for fast growing creative businesses.

LEISURE – HOLMES MILL, CLITHEROE WORK SPACE

The Grade II listed former James Thornber & Co mill dates back to 1823 and comprises a wide range of buildings relating to the textile manufacturing process. In 2015 it was transformed into an exciting leisure destination that employs 180 members of staff. The heritage of the mill has been incorporated into the design of the revived space as much as possible, including the restoration of the Clayton, Goodfellow & Company cross-compound horizontal engine, which was originally installed in 1910. Holmes Mill is now a popular and versatile venue which plays host to weddings, parties, live music events and corporate functions.

ABOUT HISTORIC ENGLAND

Historic England is the public body that champions and protects England’s historic places. They look after the historic environment, providing expert advice, helping people protect and care for it and helping the public to understand and enjoy it. Click here to learn more about Historic England’s mills