Green light for cottages and apartment building at Alderley Park

Character cottages and a new apartment building are to be built at the heart of the 400-acre Alderley Park estate in Cheshire.

The new homes are part of a “whole lifestyle” redevelopment of the historic quarter that will also see a farm shop, gastro pub and new leisure facilities.

The residential element is being delivered by Trafford Park-based PJ Livesey which has received planning consent for a contemporary glazed apartment building overlooking the Water Garden.

It will provide 22 new homes with cantilevered balconies and far ranging views.

The company is also converting the estate’s original grade II-listed courtyard buildings into 17 two and three-bedroom cottages.

The lower courtyard will be extended with 17 family sized new build mews properties up to four bedrooms.

In total The Historic Quarter will provide 57 new homes that will form part of a wider ambition to create a “total place” at Alderley Park with community facilities including a farm shop stocking produce from Cheshire suppliers and a gastropub with bedrooms.

The Park will also have extensive new sports and leisure facilities, including cricket and football pitches along with cycle routes and trim trails being opened up to the local community for the first time.

PJ Livesey director James Woodmansee said: “We have worked closely with the developer Bruntwood and Cheshire East Council to ensure that the development proposals are sensitive to the historic context, while staying true to the original vision for Alderley Park, by providing high quality and creativity designed houses and external spaces.

“We are excited to play a part in creating what we are confident will be one of the most desirable and unique places to live in the region.”

Nick Hynes, head of development at Alderley Park, said: “We are pleased to see progress being made. PJ Livesey have a very attractive scheme that will sympathetically redevelop this heritage asset. We are all looking forward to seeing the listed estate and historic courtyards at Alderley Park brought back into use alongside new amenities such as the gastropub and the farm shop.”

PJ Livesey was advised by HOW Planning and Slater Heelis Law and worked with architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios and Brewster Bye.

Work on the project will begin immediately and Alderley Edge agents Gascoigne Halman have been appointed to support the PJ Livesey sales team on site.