PJ Livesey reveals plans to bring listed buildings back into use at Alderley Park
Specialist developer PJ Livesey has revealed plans to bring listed buildings at Alderley Park back into use alongside a range of new build houses and a stunning new waterside apartment building.
The Trafford Park-based company has submitted detailed plans centred around the park’s historic stables courtyard that would create 34 homes including 17 converted two and three-bedroom mews houses and three storey townhouses accommodating up to four bedrooms.
It also proposes a statement apartment block facing onto the park’s unique Water Garden, with far reaching views from the penthouse properties on the fifth floor. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the building will have just 23 large two and three-bedroom apartments, each with private balconies cantilevered over the water giving the residents their own outlook onto this unique setting.
PJ Livesey’s application forms part of plans – approved by Cheshire East Council in February 2016 - to create a vibrant new community at Alderley Park, including up to 275 homes, new sports and leisure facilities, a gastro pub, hotel and farm shop.
PJ Livesey managing director Peter Livesey / director Georgina Livesey said: “This is a rare opportunity to create a mix of high quality housing with partners who are equally committed to realising a legacy development in this very special location. We admire the ambitious aim of creating a destination at Alderley Park where people can live, work and relax, and are excited to play a part in creating what will be a vibrant community”.
The upper courtyard buildings are Grade II listed and new build courtyard terraces designed by Brewster Bye Architects will sit alongside. The new extension to the courtyards will comprise 14 townhouses, with high quality materials echoing the rich character of the historic buildings.
Planit-ie has designed the landscaping and all public realm areas, taking cues from the existing mature setting, while referencing the diverse history of Alderley Park.
Chris Oglesby, Chief Executive of Bruntwood said: “We are delighted to see PJ Livesey submitting this application for such a sensitive and exciting development at Alderley Park. Our vision is for a unique new community on this important and historic site and it’s great to see this taking shape.
“PJ Livesey has an excellent track record for its sympathetic redevelopment of heritage assets and it will be wonderful to see the listed estate and historic courtyards at Alderley Park brought back into use alongside new amenities such as the gastro-pub and the farm shop.”
Conor Vallelly, Associate at HOW Planning who advised on the application said: “PJ Livesey’s experience in carefully and sensitively dealing with heritage buildings is a prerequisite for this site. Furthermore, the creation of new dwellings of the highest architectural standard and new landscaping will complement and enhance the existing historic courtyard buildings.
“It is a scheme unlike anything else before seen in the Borough and one that it has been incredibly exciting to have been involved in.”
If planning is approved work on the £34m scheme would begin this spring with the first homes available in early 2018.