A tour of The Valley

As The Valley nears completion we wanted to share some early images of this highly original project. Five years in the making, The Valley is Winchester City Council New Homes Delivery's largest project to date and delivers 76 new affordable homes.

The scheme nestles into the steeply sloping sides of The Valley in Stanmore to form a new edge to the top and bottom of the open space. A series of new footpaths wind through the scheme improving pedestrian access across the estate.

The innovative form of the buildings responds to the prevailing character of the mid 20th century Arts and Crafts estate with asymmetric gables and angled splays softening the perceived impact of the new apartments. The result is a high density four storey development that fits snugly in its setting.

Here are a selection of images of the nearly completed scheme.

The bottom of the valley

The top of the valley

The houses