PUPILS from a Winchester school got to see their artwork go on display at new housing development.

The pupils from The Westgate School met city council leader Caroline Horrill and Cllr Dominic Hiscock at the site in Victoria Road, where their artwork is currently on display.

The development will see nearly 30 flats built on the site of the former Victoria House care home and is due to be completed this winter.

Students studying art at Westgate inspected their creations, which is currently displayed on the external hoarding, after being asked to design items under the theme of ‘jobs in construction’.

The artworks where then put together to form two brightly coloured montages.

Cllr Horrill said: “What the students have created perfectly sums up the image we were trying to convey; from construction phase to new houses, and ultimately new homes for the people of Winchester. We are grateful to them for the time, care and commitment they have shown to this project.

“We are delighted with the results of their hard work and hope that they enjoyed the process too.”

Each of the students received a voucher for art equipment courtesy of the council’s economy and arts team.

Katie Moore, head of arts at Westgate, said: “The students enjoyed visiting the site and took the project to heart. We are proud of the artwork they produced, which is a fantastic showcase of the pupil’s talent. It was great for all of us to see them displayed on the front of the emerging building.”

As previously reported, Winchester architects Architecture PLB where handed the contract to design the new affordable housing scheme in Victoria Road, with construction firm HH Drew building the homes.

Katie Cull, of HH Drew, said: “We are committed to engaging with the local community and were keen to invite the students to our site to help them understand the various roles involved in the construction industry.”

When the building work is complete, the artwork will be displayed inside the development for residents to enjoy.