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Thursday, February 01, 2007

PJ Livesey has announced a record result of 75 per cent sales success within a fortnight of launching the first phase of homes to be released at its exclusive Frodsham development, Kingsley Park.

Situated on the edge of Delamere Forest, hidden from the road, with its grand sweeping drive and lush, green, overhanging surrounds, Kingsley Park is gradually being transformed into the pride of the local area. The progress of the painstaking restorative work at the development has been eagerly followed by local residents and aspiring Frodsham home-buyers alike - a point that has been underlined over the past couple of weeks as visitors have flocked to the secluded location in their droves.

Conversion specialist PJ Livesey is working to preserve most of the infrastructure and architecture as they complete their work on the restoration and redevelopment of the buildings (once known as Crossley Hospital East). As the UK's largest developer of listed buildings, the company specialises in breathing new life into some of the country's best-loved and most treasured architectural landmarks.

The transformation of the main hall and nursing home includes a selection of individually designed one, two and three-bedroom apartments with prices starting at £169,950. Period outbuildings - including the old pump house and hospital chapel - are being carefully restored to create a number of semi-detached and detached properties within the boundaries of the hospital estate. There will also be a sympathetically designed 4-bedroom detached home in the grounds.

Sales manager Colette Gannon believes that certain buyers had made up their minds before even stepping foot on the development: "Of the 75 per cent of sales in the first fortnight, 25 per cent were agreed in the first 24 hours, indicating that people had done their research and were familiar with both our work and the history of the building. Obviously Delamere Forest is an extremely popular and renowned beauty spot in the region, so to live with it in sight of your kitchen window is to live the romantic dream. However, a lot of buyers were also familiar with the old Crossley hospital and recognised it as an iconic building that is steeped in history and part of their cultural heritage. When you marry the building and the location it becomes an absolute must have."

Planning permission was granted for Kingsley Park last year. The original Grade II listed buildings first opened their doors as a hospital in 1905, having been funded by Sir William Crossley, the owner of a large engineering company in Manchester. The main building's south-facing aspect, set approximately 480 feet above sea level, boasts beautiful views of the adjoining Delamere Forest, the Cheshire Plains and distant Welsh and Peak District mountain ranges.

The sales office at Kingsley Park is open from Thursday to Monday (11.00 am to 5.00 pm) and sales advisors can be contacted on 01928 740078. For information on other PJ Livesey developments log on to www.pjlivesey-group.co.uk

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Press contact: Deborah Garritty/Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North
01625 506444


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