New council housing - Victoria House, Winchester

Latest information

H H Drews are making good progress. The basement has been excavated with 5000 cubic tones removed. The ground floor concrete slab and the ramp to the underground car park will be completed shortly. 

General information

This project involves the demolition of Victoria House on Victoria Road, in Winchester, which was a former block of sheltered housing units.

The Council appointed Winchester based architects Architecture PLB to design the new affordable housing scheme of flats, with an emphasis on appealing to tenants wishing to downsize. This will help free up family accommodation which is being under occupied throughout Winchester. 

The eighteen downsizer flats will be a mix of one and two bedroom accommodation at affordable rents.

A further nine, two bedroom shared ownership flats will be provided in a separate block.

Both rented and shared-ownership will be able to rent an underground parking space. 

HH Drew construction are the principle contractors to build the new homes. They took possession of the site on the 25th of April 2016. The construction works are due to be completed in Autumn 2017. 

The five car parking spaces in front of the site have been suspended for the duration of the contract. The spaces have been re-provided for resident permit holders in zone P at the Lido car park. 

You can download plans of the new scheme at the bottom of this page.

New council homes are allocated through Hampshire Home Choice.

For further information, and to register, please visit:

If you are interested in purchasing one of the shared ownership properties, please visit:

Archaeological Investigation

The archaeological investigation of the site has been completed. The archaeologists found a number of graves from the Roman period, some containing skeletons, but no grave goods.

All remains have been removed from the site for further investigation.

A report will be available in due course.