Cotswold Estate Reveals First Heritage Homes

07

JULY, 2022

COTSWOLD ESTATE REVEALS FIRST HERITAGE HOMES
Show Home Event Weekend Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July • 10am until 4pm

The first conversion properties at our Green Walk development at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire are being revealed this weekend. (July 9/10)

We are opening the doors of two stunning properties show casing The Residence – an Art Deco style building that has been skilfully converted to create 11, three bedroom houses and two grand apartments.

These stunning homes enjoy an enhanced Heritage Range specification befitting their character with taller skirting boards, superior kitchen range and hard flooring.

The houses have four sets of bi-fold doors, at ground floor leading out onto a private garden and from the first-floor bedrooms opening onto a balcony with the original curved metal balustrade.

Prices start at £579,950

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “The Residence sits at the back of the 30-acre site with uninterrupted woodland views at the front.

“The distinctive building has been converted with much thought and care to create homes that respect the history and style of the building.

“Having bi-fold doors on both levels really opens up the properties to make the most of the magnificent, mature woodland setting.

“Six of the properties have already been reserved off plan and we cannot wait to open the doors of the show homes and let people see the character and quality on offer.”

The two large apartments sit at the apex of the building’s two wings and offer truly unique accommodation with one accessed by the original Art Deco staircase and the other boasting a large private garden.

They are priced from £674,950

The Residence is one of four Listed buildings on The Standish Estate that we are converting to create beautiful homes of character.

We are also building new homes ranging from two-bedroom mews to large detached family properties.

Gavin added: “The first phase of new build homes is now completely sold out and it is lovely to see the first residents enjoying life at Green Walk, Standish.

“We expect similar demand for the conversion properties and also the next release of new build homes which will include three bedroom semi-detached houses and mews homes perfect for first time buyers wanting to put down roots somewhere very special.”

Situated in an elevated location just outside the village of Stonehouse, The Residence is approached via a sweeping tree-lined drive from where there are distant views to the Severn Estuary.

Stonehouse train station has direct rail routes into London and the town is five minutes from the thriving centre of Stroud. Gloucester, Cheltenham and Swindon are all within an easy commute.

The show homes are open this weekend with the final few appointments available From 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

For more information or to make a private appointment please call Elaine or Keith on 01453 822 812

The first conversion properties at our Green Walk development at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire are being revealed this weekend. (July 9/10)

We are opening the doors of two stunning properties show casing The Residence – an Art Deco style building that has been skilfully converted to create 11, three bedroom houses and two grand apartments.

These stunning homes enjoy an enhanced Heritage Range specification befitting their character with taller skirting boards, superior kitchen range and hard flooring.

The houses have four sets of bi-fold doors, at ground floor leading out onto a private garden and from the first-floor bedrooms opening onto a balcony with the original curved metal balustrade.

Prices start at £579,950

Group sales manager Gavin Pearce said: “The Residence sits at the back of the 30-acre site with uninterrupted woodland views at the front.

“The distinctive building has been converted with much thought and care to create homes that respect the history and style of the building.

“Having bi-fold doors on both levels really opens up the properties to make the most of the magnificent, mature woodland setting.

“Six of the properties have already been reserved off plan and we cannot wait to open the doors of the show homes and let people see the character and quality on offer.”

The two large apartments sit at the apex of the building’s two wings and offer truly unique accommodation with one accessed by the original Art Deco staircase and the other boasting a large private garden.

They are priced from £674,950

The Residence is one of four Listed buildings on The Standish Estate that we are converting to create beautiful homes of character.

We are also building new homes ranging from two-bedroom mews to large detached family properties.

Gavin added: “The first phase of new build homes is now completely sold out and it is lovely to see the first residents enjoying life at Green Walk, Standish.

“We expect similar demand for the conversion properties and also the next release of new build homes which will include three bedroom semi-detached houses and mews homes perfect for first time buyers wanting to put down roots somewhere very special.”

Situated in an elevated location just outside the village of Stonehouse, The Residence is approached via a sweeping tree-lined drive from where there are distant views to the Severn Estuary.

Stonehouse train station has direct rail routes into London and the town is five minutes from the thriving centre of Stroud. Gloucester, Cheltenham and Swindon are all within an easy commute.

The show homes are open this weekend with the final few appointments available From 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

For more information or to make a private appointment please call Elaine or Keith on 01453 822 812

Landscape Tour of The Retreat Estate

21
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.

Clock Tower Launch Weekend

28

MARCH, 2022

CLOCK TOWER LAUNCH WEEKEND

50% sold – final nine uniquely converted apartments and penthouse now available
The National Launch of The Clock Tower, York took place this weekend with a lovely event featuring some of the local companies that make the city so special. Outside in the courtyard, with the Terry’s Tower as a backdrop, we had Chocolate & Co, a not for profit charity enterprise launched during lock down by Linda Barrie and her daughter Mazza. As well as creating the most incredible hot chocolate drinks from solid chocolate discs they are helping those on the margins of society. They believe work gives a sense of purpose and offer training and opportunity to people struggling with addiction or with a history of offending and provide placements and wider support to help people find their way. Their inspiring work is already having positive results and their bright blue wagon is available to hire for all sorts of events. Learn more about them here: www.chocolateandco.org

Delicious individual platters of tapas were provided by The Good Food Shop on nearby Bishopthorpe Road were laid out in the Tower’s large lobby.

This independent deli and store first opened back in 1987 and is filled with an abundance of locally baked breads, cheese, charcuterie, fresh salads, cakes, pies and tarts and shelves full of provisions from Spain, Mexico and Italy.

In November 2020, local couple Dan and Ruth quit their jobs and took over the deli and as well as providing hampers of goodies and large catering platters they create the most amazing sandwiches and salads.

They know the Terry’s site well as their son attends the local school and they regularly stop off at the play park.

See their delicious produce here: www.goodfoodshopyork.co.uk

Interesting beers from the award-winning Brew York craft brewery provided the tipple for the evening. With flavours ranging from Brew York–E an appropriate Chocolate Milk Stout to Juice Forsyth a fruity IPA – the beer comes in beautifully designed cans. Brew York was founded by Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham in 2016, friends with an ambition to open a city centre brew house which was welcoming and inviting and where people could enjoy the beer they made while sat next to the tanks they were brewed in. The Brew House is tucked away in the bustling area of Walmgate and well worth a visit. Find out more about them here: www.brewyork.co.uk

York is such a buzzing city, full of interesting corners and individual entrepreneurs doing exceptional things.

The Terry family were forerunners of this enterprise spirit giving York its chocolate legacy.

Living in The Clock Tower not only gives access to this wonderful lifestyle you also get to own a little slice of York’s history.

With over 50% now sold, the final release of just nine individually designed and sympathetically converted apartments and penthouses are now available to purchase.

Our designer dressed show apartments are now available to view by appointment by our selling agents Savills.

If you would like more information or to book a viewing please contact Anne Haggis at the Savills New Homes Team in York on: 01904 617832

Or click the button below to register your details.

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:

First Phase of The Clock Tower Now Sold Out

22

FEBRUARY, 2022

FIRST RELEASES NOW SOLD

The first apartments in the converted Terry’s Clock Tower at York sold off-plan within days.

The first apartments in the converted Terry’s Clock Tower at York sold off-plan within days of being released for sale.

Due to the demand, we are now releasing the next phase of homes in this unique building and expect to see similar interest.

We are also fitting out two new show homes which will give an indication of the scale and character of these exceptional properties.

Both show apartments are duplexes but offer very different living options. Apartment 102 has a dramatic galleried living area leading out onto a private balcony and a self-contained master bedroom suite, again with its own private balcony, all on the lower level. On the upper level a second large bedroom and bathroom together with a utility room and overlooking the living area a wonderful study area or bed deck.

Apartment 101 offers lower level living leading out onto a private balcony and on the upper floor a master bedroom suite and a second bedroom, bathroom and linen store.

We are planning to reveal these wonderful spaces at the National Launch in March so be sure to register your interest to ensure an invitation.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce, said: “The Clock Tower is such a significant landmark for the city and buyers really appreciate its history and the wonderful location and want to be part of it.

“The apartments are very cleverly designed to incorporate as many features as possible and make the most of the Tower’s vast space.

“As a developer we always try to create spaces that are practical as well as beautiful and fitted out to the highest standard so they become a new built legacy. There are only 22 apartments in the Clock Tower and half have now been reserved.

“The new show apartments are stunning and we are looking forward to welcoming people to come and view.”

The scheme is due for completion this summer.

The Clock Tower is being sold through Savills New Homes office in York city centre and staff there will be happy to give more details of the apartments available, discuss buyers’ individual circumstances and arrange viewings – CALL SAVILLS ON 01132 201 238

The first apartments in the converted Terry’s Clock Tower at York sold off-plan within days of being released for sale.

Due to the demand, we are now releasing the next phase of homes in this unique building and expect to see similar interest.

We are also fitting out two new show homes which will give an indication of the scale and character of these exceptional properties.

Both show apartments are duplexes but offer very different living options. Apartment 102 has a dramatic galleried living area leading out onto a private balcony and a self-contained master bedroom suite, again with its own private balcony, all on the lower level. On the upper level a second large bedroom and bathroom together with a utility room and overlooking the living area a wonderful study area or bed deck.

Apartment 101 offers lower level living leading out onto a private balcony and on the upper floor a master bedroom suite and a second bedroom, bathroom and linen store.

We are planning to reveal these wonderful spaces at a preview launch so be sure to register your interest to ensure an invitation.

Group Sales Manager Gavin Pearce, said: “The Clock Tower is such a significant landmark for the city and buyers really appreciate its history and the wonderful location and want to be part of it.

“The apartments are very cleverly designed to incorporate as many features as possible and make the most of the Tower’s vast space.

“As a developer we always try to create spaces that are practical as well as beautiful and fitted out to the highest standard so they become a new built legacy. There are only 22 apartments in the Clock Tower and half have now been reserved.

“The new show apartments are stunning and we are looking forward to welcoming people to come and view.”

The scheme is due for completion this summer.

The Clock Tower is being sold through Savills New Homes office in York city centre and staff there will be happy to give more details of the apartments available, discuss buyers’ individual circumstances and arrange viewings – CALL SAVILLS ON 01132 201 238