New life breathed into former cottage hospital

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Visitors to the Woburn Heritage Centre can find out more about the next chapter in the life of the former Maryland Cottage Hospital after Kebbell Homes presented the museum with a new information board charting the building’s transformation.

The luxury house builder has updated the story of Maryland after breathing new life into the Grade II listed arts and craft building, which was built by the 11th Duke of Bedford, Herbrand Russell, for his wife Mary in the early 1900s.

Maryland has now been extensively refurbished into a collection of two and three-bedroom apartments, combining the building’s historic features with highly modern interiors to create a number of highly desirable homes.

Kebbell’s Andrea Fawell presented Woburn Heritage Centre with the new information board before providing members of the local community with a tour of the refurbished development.

She said: “We are proud to have given this iconic building a new lease of life and to have given it a purpose once again.”

Gill Green, of the Woburn Heritage Centre Trust, added: “We think Kebbell Homes has done a brilliant job of upgrading Maryland and are impressed with the sympathetic way they have used the land around it.

“The building had looked very sad in recent years, but we are pleased to see that it is now an asset to the landscape.”

To find out more go to www.kebbell.co.uk.