WORK to redevelop the former Standish Hospital site at Stonehouse into a unique residential location has reached the halfway point with homes in phases one and two now complete.

The developer, the PJ Livesey Group, has restored and converted an Art Deco ward building into 11 houses and two large apartments. 

A distinctive former hydrotherapy building has been saved and converted to create two unique single level contemporary properties.

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Large family homes are set around a green open space and mews terraces built to offer the widest possible range of properties to attract a mix of buyers from local families wanting the rural setting to young couples starting out to professionals who commute to London.

Work is also underway to restore and convert the Estate’s original Victorian villa, Standish House, together with its stable block and also a second Art Deco ward building set high up at the back of the site.

Georgina Lynch is managing director of the Manchester based PJ Livesey Group which, over the last 40 years, has saved more than 170 heritage buildings often deemed at risk of being lost forever.

She said: “It is a great privilege to be working on a site like Standish and the whole team gets a huge sense of achievement seeing the project come together.

"Buildings that had been vacant and neglected for 10 years have been saved and brought back to life and will be a new legacy for the area."

Of 147 homes to be built here almost half are now complete and sold.

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The latest phase, The Retreat, will offer 14, two, three and four bedroom homes with uninterrupted views to the Severn Valley from private balconies and gardens in a converted Art Deco building.

Prices now range from £299,950 for a two bedroom home up to £1.3m for a one-off detached property.

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Georgina added: “Alongside our own teams who have worked with us for decades we are committed to using local supply chains wherever possible and the development has already resulted in a significant contribution to business and jobs locally.

“We anticipate that the development will be completed in 2024.”

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