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 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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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.

A Brass ‘Castle’ Reborn


May, 2023


We have launched the first homes for sale in the original Grade II listed Tapton Court in Sheffield

We have launched the first homes for sale in the original Grade II listed Tapton Court in Sheffield.

Built for one of Sheffield’s original steel magnates is was one of several ‘brass castles’ built in the city’s exclusive district of Ranmoor in the 19th century.

It once hosted Royalty and over more recent years has been home to hundreds of nurses and students.

We are now working alongside a team of crafts people to bring the magnificent building with its distinctive square turret and sweeping stone entrance steps, back to life.

It is being converted into 14 grand apartments, each one unique, with individual heritage features complemented by the highest building design standards.

PJ Livesey Group Sales Manager, Gavin Pearce said: “It is wonderful to see the building being brought back to life and appreciate its original grandeur and scale. The history of the building is fascinating and King Edward VII is said to have stayed when he was Prince Regent.

“Each of the properties in the building will be unique but accessed through the original hallway and staircase and each will have its own private outdoor space. It will be a very special place to live, in a really stunning location.”

The ultimate apartment spans the entire front two bays of the mansion and will be accessed up the stone steps and through the original front door. It will cover two floors offering spacious, flexible living looking out over the expansive front lawns.

The first homes to be released will be three, one bedroom ground floor apartments with private terrace / garden space which each come with two allocated parking spaces.

Gavin added: “With only 2 apartment remaining for sale in the neighbouring East Court we have released the first one bedroom properties in West Court and know they will be incredibly popular.

“They offer an opportunity, be you a first-time buyer or a down sizer looking for the ultimate lock up and leave, to purchase a unique home. This is a truly special development in a wonderful location convenient not just for the city of Sheffield but for the wonderful countryside and towns of the Peak District.”

The first properties in West Court will be completed by summer 2023.

Terry’s Original Clock Man Returns


March, 2023

When the hands of the magnificent Terry’s Clock Tower in York started turning again there was one very special person in the watching crowd.

Peter Mortimer, now almost 90 years old, was responsible for maintaining the original Terry’s Clock Tower mechanism during his time working for the famous company.

He was heartbroken when the clock stopped working when the factory closed in 2005.

But 18 years on he was there to see a new mechanism installed and given a VIP trip back up inside the tower to see it working once again.

He said: “It was very special to go back inside the tower itself and up behind the clock faces. The mechanism is a wonderful feat of engineering and it was lovely to see it. It is a tribute to the teams that they managed to source identical parts to make it work again. It brought back happy memories.

“The mechanism takes care of itself and only really needs checking twice a year when the clocks changed. Hopefully this one will tick away for another 100 years.”

We were proud to learn that Peter maintained his connection with the Terry’s site even when the site closed, buying an apartment in The Residence, the main factory building which, like the Clock Tower itself, has been converted into apartments.

He said: “I enjoy living here and I have been looking forward to this day for a long time and I am so pleased that I got to witness it.”

Also on site to see the clock switched back on were Robert and Marion Archibald who will soon be moving into an apartment in the Clock Tower.

They travelled from Chester for the day to witness the historic moment and Marion said: “It was a great occasion. Terry’s Clock Tower is a heritage landmark for York and we are so pleased the clock is working again.

“We feel very proud that, through the management committee, we will be the new custodians of such an important building.”

The £60,000 restoration project was funded jointly by the PJ Livesey Group and Henry Boot Developments.

The clock tower will be opened as a small museum on a limited number of days each year to allow members of the public to see the clock mechanism and read information boards telling the story of Terry’s of York, which have been compiled by local resident Stan Young.

Chorlton Shopping Centre Regeneration


March, 2023
We are delighted to have been selected by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund as development partner to design and deliver a new future for the Chorlton Shopping Centre site in South Manchester.

The 3.2 acre site, bounded by Barlow Moor Road, Wilbraham Road and Nicolas Road, comprises of the shopping precinct, together with Graeme House and an adjoining 200 space surface car park.

The brief is to create a thriving and sustainable neighbourhood that captures the spirit of Chorlton, with a mix of new housing and shops together with new public spaces and cycle routes.

PJ Livesey development director, James Woodmansee, said: “This is a huge opportunity but also a huge challenge to get right and it has to meet the needs of the Chorlton community.

“We want it to be the centrepiece of the neighbourhood, a place where people come to shop, to meet and to live, with a range of high quality housing available to meet all needs.

“This new partnership marks the start of new life for the precinct site, and it also marks the start of extensive consultation about what that new life should be and we want local people to help us shape that.”

Formal public consultation will begin later in the year and existing retailers will continue to trade as normal during this process.

Gareth Conroy of Avison Young, property managers to The Greater Manchester Pension Fund, added “GMPF look forward to working in partnership with PJ Livesey to deliver an exceptional development in this key location. Sustainability will be a focus of the project and we look

forward to evolving the existing development framework to create something special which has a positive impact on Chorlton.

“The project is further evidence of GMPF’s continued investment within Greater Manchester, helping to stimulate the local economy whilst at the same time delivering much needed new homes.”

If you want to have your say or register your interest please go to the One Chorlton Website and fill in the questionaire.

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