A NEW video has given an insight into how Worcester's new multi-million-pound mosque will look.

The first phase of the work will see a huge new mosque built in Worcester's Stanley Road and will cost as much as £4 million.

The new CGI video produced for Worcester Muslim Welfare Association (WMWA) shows, for the first time, what the inside of the impressive new facilities will eventually look like.

The video also gives a sneak peak and bird's-eye view of the mosque's grounds which will eventually include a sports centre, education complex, flats, garden and car park.

Initial work started at the end of last year with a hope the first phase is finished by the end of July.

WMWA general secretary Mohammed Iqbal said the work will be carried out in three phrases “over the next few years” but is dependent on fundraising.

Mr Iqbal said £900,000 had been raised so far towards the estimated £3.5 to £4 million cost of the first phase with the subsequent phases expected to cost at least £2.2 million.

Planning permission was granted by Worcester City Council’s planning committee in December 2018 and work began just in the nick of time in December last year before permission expired.