Five things you need to know about Grand Designs: The Street – Channel 4’s latest spin-off

Five things you need to know about Grand Designs: The Street - Channel 4's latest spin-off

Grand Designs returns with a mammoth project, as the show’s spin-off comes to our screens this April.

The project, which has been five years in the making, is sure to be an architectural feast.

Here are five things you need to know about the brand new series, Grand Designs: The Street.

Grand Designs: The Street, S1, E1.

What is Grand Designs: The Street about?

This six-part series will follow ten households as they build a brand new street from scratch.

Taking inspiration from a self-built town in Almere, The Netherlands, these Brits want to attempt to build their own little paradise from the ground up.

It’s set to be the UK’s largest self-build project ever, and we get to watch it all unfold on our screens.

Who is presenting the show?

Kevin McCloud will be presenting the series.

He has been presenting the show since its debut in April 1999!

Grand Designs: The Street marks the shows 20th anniversary with Kevin at its helm.

Who is taking on Grand Designs: The Street?

The show will focus on the “pioneering” families as they undergo the experimental project.

This series is not just about the architectural challenge and Kevin said:

Relationships get really tested and some fail.  I suppose we see a lot of that in Grand Designs, but goodness me I’ve never seen it so repeatedly and so intensely, as in this series.

The age range of the participating households is from 24-72, meaning there will be a variety of budgets and needs, but also different challenges faced by each individual household.

Jack and Hannah

Where will the street be built?

The project has been undertaken in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

The average budget for each self-built house is £250,000.

This beats the average of the area which is estimated at £301,030.

When will Grand Designs: The Street be on TV?

The show will launch on Thursday, April 4th on Channel 4 from 9 pm – 10 pm.

It will then continue for a further five episodes.

The series will also be available to catch up on Channel 4’s streaming service, 4oD, as well as Sky Go.



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