Grand Designs UK

7:30pm – Thursday, February 23 on TV 3

Presented by Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs UK season nine, premiering Thursday, February 23 rd at 7:30pm on 3, follows self builders as they create their dream homes in amazing landscapes across the UK. Kevin McCloud is the design expert, writer and presenter of the series. With a family background in engineering, a degree in the history of art and architecture and experience as a theatre designer, he brings many different perspectives to Grand Designs UK.

“Doing Grand Designs is a dream ticket for me,” says McCloud. “I’ve designed exhibitions, graphics, product and spaces, settling eventually – for no particular reason other than people bought the stuff – on lighting and furniture. I enjoy it all.” Grand Designs UK charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial intricacies of blueprints to the long and often arduous task of turning those designs into a practical living space.

With budgets usually pushed way beyond their limits and time ticking away, Grand Designs UK gives viewers a unique opportunity to discover how ambitious design concepts work in practice and depict the hard realities of creating a dream home.

In this week’s season premiere, McCloud follows the longest-running project ever featured on the series – the transformation of a derelict mill cottage into a contemporary family home. But how will this ambitious project work in reality? Find out when we follow the building’s progress through the doubts, delays, frustrations and challenges of building a grand design in Grand Designs UK, premiering on Thursday, February 23 rd at 7:30pm on 3.