William Penny's, Regent Street
In 1968, these flats were built originally to replace the Penny’s Hospital site, which at that time was facing possible closure to be re-opened as a living museum. In the end, those plans were scrapped, but the building of the flats went ahead, thanks to a generous substantial anonymous donation.
The building houses fourteen single occupancy flats plus Warden’s accommodation. There is a communal dayroom/sitting room, and also a lovely shared garden, which is well tended and well used by some of the residents.
'I have been a resident at William Penny’s for about sixteen years, and I am very happy living here. From the moment I walked in it felt like coming home. I have everything I need right here.'
Mrs Sally Cooper – William Penny’s, Regent Street
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