Friends fund new flats

Quaker housing association converts arts and craft workshop and showroom into three extra-care flats.

A Quaker housing association based in the Lake District has converted a 1920s former workshop and showroom into three extra-care flats for older people. The Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association created two fully wheelchair-accessible flats on the ground floor, and a first-floor flat out of the workshop of a renowned arts and crafts furniture maker, Stanley Webb Davies. The conversion of Craft Cottage in Windermere brings the number of homes the association runs to twenty-two.

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