WINCHESTER City Council's largest housing scheme is due to be completed in 2021, it has been revealed.

Work started on The Valley in Stanmore back in April, where 77 homes are being built.

Contractors Drew Smith have made progress with various buildings starting to come out of the ground, including four blocks of flats opposite Wilberforce Close. The drainage infrastructure and foundation works for these blocks are now nearing completion.

Business director of Drew Smith, Leanne Smith, said: "Drew Smith are delighted to be the partner of choice for Winchester City Council on this complex and exciting project.

"Working in partnership with local authorities to deliver quality new homes that benefit communities like Stanmore is an incredibly important and key part of our business.

"Our commitment to the successful delivery of this site is testament to Drew Smith’s dedication to working alongside local authorities to build more homes throughout southern England."

Earlier this year the council received additional £3.4m cash boost provided by Homes England.