First Apartments released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield

April, 2024

First Apartments released

Beautifully converted homes at our latest development King’s Gate, Macclesfield

Work has begun on the conversion of the largest building within our King’s Gate development in Macclesfield into a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.

In response to customer demand we are releasing preview information for the first six apartments to be made available within The Residence. These details are being given out exclusively to registered buyers who will also be given the opportunity to attend our VIP preview event, to discuss the release with our dedicated sales team.

The iconic school building now to be known as The Residence, will host a total of 24 apartments and penthouses. Each plot will feature spacious living areas, bespoke kitchens, outside spaces and dedicated parking – Prices starting from £229,950.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce, said: “The first phases of new build houses at King’s Gate have been incredibly well received with only three mews properties now available.

“Three of the six unique houses converted from the original Grade 2 listed Library building have been sold and we wanted to try and meet the demand of other buyers who want to be part of the development by releasing apartments in the main building.

“Buyers will be guided through the detailed plans of the building and individual layouts and will be able to see examples of fixtures and specification.”

King’s Gate is set around a central green area with the original commemorative gates now restored and reinstalled at the entrance to the development.

For more information or to receive The Residence preview information, please register your interest in the King’s Gate, Macclesfield development.

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

March, 2024

Remaking History at Kings Gate Macclesfield

We love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces

We love giving new life to old buildings and we love seeing the reaction from customers when we reveal the transformed spaces.

At Kings Gate in Macclesfield we are turning the original school building and headmasters house into six unique homes that can never again be replicated.

The homes were launched at a special VIP preview event for customers who had registered interest and there was a fantastic response and appreciation of the thought and skill that has gone into each of these special properties.

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “Bespoke properties deserve bespoke sales and we take time to talk buyers through the character and individual layouts which are far from the standard identikit box. “People were very complimentary to the design and the layout and the retention of historic detail. “The entire team came together to answer any questions and help buyers fully appreciate the spaces and the lifestyle on offer and we are delighted that one of the properties has been reserved with strong interest in the others.”

The entire PJ Livesey  team is incredibly proud of the way King’s Gate is maturing with the first phases of new build homes complete and residents looking forward to their first summer enjoying the location and the green and open space.

Gavin added: “It is a very happy site with residents appreciating the mix of old and new homes and the setting around the cricket pitch.

“They are proud to be part of this much loved and historic site and proud that the original school gates have been restored and reinstated on site.”

The site’s original gatehouse is now a dedicated marketing suite and in itself a showcase for the quality of finish and attention to detail we put into every property we build.

If you want to learn more about any of the five library conversion properties please contact Gavin on 0800 151 0960

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming soon


February, 2024

Historic Homes at Kings Gate Coming Soon

Register now for exclusive preview information

Details of our first conversion properties to be released at Kings Gate, Macclesfield are now available to pre-registered clients.

The library building and adjoining headmasters house are the oldest buildings at the site, dating back to 1856 and formed the original Kings School.

The library was the original school house, designed in gothic revival style with a central classroom at its centre open up to a mezzanine with four dramatic timber roof trusses.

It later became a library as the School expanded on the site with a new main hall and classrooms.

They are beautiful buildings of special architectural and historical interest and their unique features have been preserved and maintained over the decades.

P J Livesey is respecting this historic legacy, skilfully converting the spaces to create six unique homes within this lovely walled setting.

Each property will have its own front door and range over two floors but each property is completely individual and hand crafted.

One has a luxurious bedroom suite on the ground floor and a vaulted living area, others have exposed beams and all boast the highest specification kitchens and luxurious bathrooms.

Managing director Georgina Lynch said: “We are using skills honed over 40 years to create beautiful homes within these historic listed buildings. Each one is unique; each window, each doorway, each living area or bedroom and so each property has its own character.

“We are very proud of our commitment to preserving historic buildings and giving them new life and excited to reveal the very special homes we have created here.”

All six properties will be released for off-plan reservations at a Preview Information Event held for pre-registered clients at the start of March.

Prices start from just £399,950

If you would like more information or to attend the Preview Information Event please register your details by clicking the button below and filling in the form.

Launch of Community Green Legacy Fund


February, 2024

Launch of Community Green Legacy Fund

The Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund set up to help groups and communities

We are very proud to announce the launch of the Ralph Brocklehurst Legacy Fund set up to help groups and communities wanting to improve gardens and green spaces in their local neighbourhood.

The Fund is named to remember and celebrate the life of Ralph Brocklehurst, a key part of the PJ Livesey story over three decades, and passionate gardener who sadly died from cancer in 2022.

Managing director, Georgina Lynch, said: “Ralph had a great love of buildings and gardens and we wanted to honour his memory by helping local communities create or improve their own gardens or green spaces, creating places that people can enjoy.

“Ralph understood the restorative power of plants and gardens and having places, be they large or small, where you can connect with nature is hugely important.

“We always want to enhance the communities where we develop and this is a way to support the work being done by people to improve their local environment.”

Community groups, schools and other organisations within five miles of our on-going developments can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 and the money can be used to purchase tools, plants or to buy professional support.

Applications detailing the project and what the monies will be used for can be made throughout the year and will be awarded twice a year, in March and September.

Georgina added: “We know the power of a community and cannot wait to hear about projects either on-going or that need help to get started and to help them flourish and grow.”


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• Kings Court, Macclesfield, SK10 1AP
• St James Hospital, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD
• Lancaster House, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7HT

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.

Chorlton Consultation Begins


July, 2023


We’d like to hear your views on plans and what you’d like to see happen

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.”

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