PJ Livesey has sold the first phase of luxury apartments at its exclusive Frodsham development, Kingsley Park, before the properties have been formally launched. The conversion specialist, who is planning an official launch soon, has been inundated with enquiries and has secured a high percentage of sales from interested parties who were familiar with the local landmark building and who were waiting for site boards to go up and the sales office to open.
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. PJ Livesey has no plans to delay the launch, in light of the rapid sales success, as the company is keen to accommodate local residents who hold the Grade II listed building in great affection and have a keen interest in the development's progress.
PJ Livesey has maintained close relations with local schools, as well as residents, since starting work on the restoration and redevelopment of the buildings (once known as Crossley Hospital East). Last month, the company welcomed pupils from a cross-section of primary schools in the area to the development, to demonstrate the range of habitat improvements the company has undertaken to protect local wildlife.
Sales manager Colette Gannon believes that Kingsley Park inspires strong feelings in both local people and visitors alike: "People have fallen in love with this development for a variety of reasons - history, location, architecture, to name but a few. The main hall is a particularly striking building and the natural surrounds are simply breathtaking. Many housebuyers forge a bond with a property when it manages to meet their daily living requirements and deliver stylistic surprises. We had a group of interested parties from the outset who were keen to consider Kingsley Park - and happily, their expectations have been surpassed."
Besides the individually designed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, the development also includes period outbuildings - the old pump house and hospital chapel - which 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 3-bedroom detached home in the grounds.
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 (10.00 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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