A charitable trust is in the middle of building new social housing in Morden especially for ex-servicemen.

The eight homes currently being built in Central Road are just some of the 76 new homes Haig Housing Trust have secured funding for.

They are designed to be a stepping stone for service leavers and other veterans to help them settle into civilian life.

Rent is cheaper than on the open market to be affordable for tenants, who will be able to live in the homes for up to two years on a lease.

The charitable housing trust is the leading provider of rental housing for ex-service people in the UK and now has 270 homes on the estate, which borders Central Road and Green Lane in the Morden Conservation Area.

The Morden estate is the Trust's largest and has a mix of family-sized houses, maisonettes and smaller flats. The new one-bedroom homes now being built are expected to be occupied by single tenants, or couples without children.

Money for the project has been approved by the Ministry of Defence's Veterans Accommodation Fund. Hague also offers housing solutions for severely wounded and disabled service, and ex-service personnel.

Artwork now on display at the Collier Contracts construction site was designed by pupils from Morden Primary School, opposite the site. Hague and Collier want to raise awareness of the project in conjunction with the school.

Keys to the new homes are expected to be handed over at an opening in December.