A former 1930s council house is being transformed into accommodation for parents whose babies are being cared for at a neo-natal unit.

About 70 different trades people have volunteered to help renovate the building in Luton for the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.

It will support up to 420 families a year, the hospital said.

Builder Robert Burton said it will be a “godsend” for parents.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Big Build Project started in February, and since then the former three-bedroom house, opposite the hospital on Dunstable Road, has turned into a five-bedroom property.

Mr Burton said the labour and materials had been donated and, as every ceiling had been rebuilt, it would normally have cost £70,000-£80,000.

Two of his own five children

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