FRIDAY 9th July
Ty Pennington is the USA’s hottest makeover show host and star of Prime’s brand new series. Now he’s crossed the pond and has vowed to clean up Portreath, a small resort in Cornwall.
In decline since the 1960s when the tin mining industry closed down, Portreath’s survival depends on tourism. But the competition is tough. With Padstow and Rock, its two trendier neighbours claiming the majority of visitors, Portreath has to work hard to get on the tourist radar. And, to make things harder, storms earlier this year devastated the town and damaged the village’s only community outdoor area, The Park.
It’s a big challenge. Ty will need to rally all the community representatives and come up with a design that enables the entire village to benefit from The Park. It needs a play park, a new football pitch, seating area for the mums, a store full of the latest sports equipment, and a stunning walk. It must all be fully funded and completed in an aesthetic, environmentally friendly way – all within one week!
Episode One – Ty travels to a local mine to blast granite, and has to try and persuade drainage workers to keep on through the night, but when a disagreement about a roof for a traditional Cornish wall brings everything to a standstill, can Ty keep the peace and keep the project on track?