Grand Designs: The Street
6 x 60 mins
Grand Designs: The Street is to return to Channel 4 with two new series. The commission comes following the ratings success of Grand Designs which aired in January with 3.4 million viewers.
Produced by Naked West (a Fremantle label), the two 6 x 60’ series’ will follow a selection of intrepid self-builders as they embark on a journey to create and build their own unique homes.
Host Kevin McCloud will return to the UK’s largest mass self-build site, Graven Hill, Oxfordshire, to observe the trials, setbacks and successes of future residents endeavouring to craft their own, highly individual homes.
The series will also follow the fortunes of several exciting new pilot plots in Glasgow, ambitiously being developed into extraordinary homes. Visiting the houses as they progress, alongside Kevin, will be new co-presenter Natasha Huq, an Edinburgh-based, award-winning architect.
The first series of Grand Designs: The Street, which aired in 2019, consolidated at 2.1m viewers over the series.
Grand Design: The Street was an epic five years in the making. In this six-part series, presented by Kevin McCloud, we follow the first 10 pioneering households on the UK’s largest self-build project.
It’s a great opportunity, but not without risk. In the process, these pioneers will suffer injury, structural disasters and physical and financial exhaustion. The pressure of self-building will cause friendships to fail, and relationships to break down. However, those who see the projects through to completion will be rewarded with beautiful homes, tailored to their needs, on a street like no other in the UK.
Pioneers all have different motivations to build, their ages range from 24-72, budgets from £160k to £500k. Over the course of the series, cameras witness these intrepid self-builders constructing their unique homes – turning a field into an extraordinary Self-Built Street.