Sheltered housing development gets summer house

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A refurbishment project of a sheltered housing development has led to a new summer house being built for residents.

Railway Housing Association funded the £420,000 project of Cowans House in Lemington, Newcastle, which saw several one-bedroom flats extended into more spacious two-bedroom apartments.

In addition, the communal outside area of the development was re-imagined, with a new reception area and garden as well.

Local celebrity former Tyne Tees weatherman Bob Johnson did the honours at the ribbon-cutting, an event which was also attended by Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell and members of the Railway Housing Association.

One resident of the sheltered accommodation, 71-year-old Lilian Wakenshaw, who benefitted from a move into a larger flat, commented: "My new flat is truly magical and I certainly didn’t expect to be showing Bob Johnson around it.

"I have so much more space now and think that Railway Housing Association has done a tremendous job."

Homeowners can make better use of their outside space with a summer house, which can also be used as an entertainment area for guests.

Posted by David Webb
    - 10 November 2010
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