An historic barn in Lynn which was once used as a stable has been transformed into a plush meeting place following a £150,000 make-over.
Freebridge Community Housing Association has transformed the dilapidated barn in Chapel Lane into a modern resource centre and meeting room.
Builders and carpenters have retained many of the original features, such as the brick chimney breast and timber beams, along with creating a staircase from scratch.
The building is now being used as a meeting place for the Freebridge board and the tenants’ panel.
Director of property Colin Davison is thrilled with the final product, especially the joinery.
He said: “It is a nice building and has turned out well.
“I am really pleased with the joinery which was completed by the team.
“It was a fairly significant challenge for our property services team as it was the first large job. I’m really proud of the joinery.
“From the outside you wouldn’t think it has this much space.”
The building dates back to the early 1800s and was used as a stable and later a garage. It had been damaged by fire in the past.
Original timber beams have been retained within the high ceilings in the ground floor meeting room.
A smaller meeting room has been created upstairs in the former loft and retains the original chimney breast.