Boundless Productions are currently making a second series of the critically acclaimed series – Grand Designs: The Street, for Channel 4 and are on the lookout for ambitious and exciting new projects to feature.
The first series followed Britain’s biggest self-build project in Bicester, filming the building of ten homes on ex-MOD land at Graven Hill and the production team is interested in continuing to explore exciting new developments there.
Excitingly though, for a new series the team are also looking to find ambitious new community building projects happening elsewhere in the UK.
They could be community builds of any type – be they pure self-build projects, custom housing schemes working with a developer for the client to realise their vision, intentional community projects, bold council initiatives, or innovative projects to help young people get on the housing ladder.
If you have a project you think might be suitable, please email email@example.com including a brief summary of the project, when it’s planned to start onsite, when the anticipated finish date is and any visualisations or design drawings.
Grand Designs: The Street
In the first series, Kevin McCloud followed the pioneers at Graven Hill – some of the very first builders to build on the site, although it was actually a self-builder that was not taking part that was the first resident on the development to move in.
In the series, the plots had a flexible approach to their design that gave the owners the freedom to design a house that suited their needs and reflected their tastes – creating a vibrant and interesting streetscape.
At Graven Hill there is a range of different areas – some with a relaxed design brief, and some with a more limited choice of exterior materials to help create uniformity. The design parameters for each area and each plot are set out in the master plan and in individual plot passports, like the one, below.