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C4 doubles down on Grand Designs: The Street

Grand Designs is fronted by Kevin McCloud

Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned two more seasons of a Grand Designs spin-off from Fremantle-owned Naked West.

Grand Designs: The Street (12×60′) 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.

A self-build is where the homeowner takes on a consultant team and then separate contractors/sub-contractors to design and build a home that is entirely bespoke.

The series will also follow the fortunes of several new pilot plots in Glasgow, ambitiously being developed into extraordinary homes. Visiting the houses as they progress, alongside McCloud, will be new co-presenter Natasha Huq, an award-winning Edinburgh-based architect.

The first season of Grand Designs: The Street aired in 2019, while the latest season of Grand Designs aired in January this year and was the highest rated season in 12 years.

Long-running home-building format Grand Designs follows people as they set out to self-build their dream home. Having first aired in the UK in 1999, it has since been remade in Australia, New Zealand and Sweden.

Grand Designs: The Street was commissioned by Ian Dunkley at C4. The executive producer for Naked West is John Comerford and the series producer is Ned Williams.

Dunkley, commissioning editor for C4, said: “Both new series of Grand Designs: The Street will capture the spirit of community that these incredible self-build streets engender, as the determination, resilience and ambition of the builders shines through to create something extraordinary.”

Comerford, head of Naked West, said: “Grand Designs has always been about more than just remarkable architecture, it’s about the people behind the projects, and 2019’s series of The Street showed us just what happens when you bring those people together in a community.”

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