June, 2023


A wreath of poppies was laid at the former King’s School in Macclesfield

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.