NEW DATES ANNOUNCED

Grand Designs Live London 2020 will now take place on 22-31 August

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Grand Theatre

 

Always wanted to meet the face of Grand Designs? Head to the Grand Theatre to see Kevin McCloud, the Grand Designers from the TV series and a host of industry experts live on stage as they lead educational seminars and dynamic debates.

 

Here are some of the themes that will be returning to the Grand Theatre.

- Top tips
- Behind the scenes
- Meet the Grand Designers
- Self-build
- Planning

 

The timetable for London 2020 will be updated in the coming weeks, due to the event being postponed until August 2020.

London - 2020 Timetable

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Ideas for musician Toby Leeming’s slick new abode came in thick and fast after recovering from a serious health trauma. With just 8 months and a £530k budget, Toby and his wife Libby are here to tell us about their ambitious project in rural Suffolk. Built around an ancient oak tree, in the shape of a horseshoe, the house took inspiration from interlinked offset-black barn structures.

     

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Kevin's Green Heroes 10 Year Anniversary

    The events iconic Kevin’s Green Heroes, showcases a number of companies setting a green example for the rest of the industry. To celebrate 10 years of the feature, Kevin has invited back a number of heroes from over the years to talk about the future of our planet and the mind-blowing products which are paving their way in design and functionality.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

     

    Chaired by Karen Stylianides

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    "What Have We Dunoon?"
  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Ideas for musician Toby Leeming’s slick new abode came in thick and fast after recovering from a serious health trauma. With just 8 months and a £530k budget, Toby and his wife Libby are here to tell us about their ambitious project in rural Suffolk. Built around an ancient oak tree, in the shape of a horseshoe, the house took inspiration from interlinked offset-black barn structures.

     

    Chaired by Kunle Barker

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Cushions with Kevin McCloud
  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    The House that Paid for Itself

    With property prices at an all time high, self-build may seem like an expensive option but what if your self-build paid for itself? Join Property Expert & TV Presenter Kunle Barker as he takes us through his strategy.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Aviation enthusiasts Colin and Marta MacKinnon conquered their quest to build their own home, on a runway in Scotland’s Strathaven. After 6 years they have finally moved in and are here to tell us about their incredible journey towards building their unusual bespoke aluminium aircraft hangar-style home.

     

    Chaired by Karen Stylianides

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Key to Building Relationships between Building Professionals and Clients

    (in association with the Federation of Master Builders)

    Choosing the right builder is important to ensure the success of your building project, but finding the right builder doesn’t have to be. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) share their tips on how to find one.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

     

    Chaired by Karen Stylianides

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Aviation enthusiasts Colin and Marta MacKinnon conquered their quest to build their own home, on a runway in Scotland’s Strathaven. After 6 years they have finally moved in and are here to tell us about their incredible journey towards building their unusual bespoke aluminium aircraft hangar-style home.

     

    Chaired by Kunle Barker

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    The Future of Home Technology
  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Why work with an Architect? (In association with RIBA)

    An intimate and detailed discussion between client and architect.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Electric Vehicles, Making the Switch

    Electric vehicles have been around for over 100 years, but it’s only in the last 10 years they’ve become a regular sight on our roads. With the government’s ambitious target of ending the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, it’s time to decide if the switch is right for you. Join experts as they talk us through key information, the range of electric vehicles on the market and their capabilities.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Powering the Future

    Renewable energy is being used to power our homes. How can we use solar, wind and industrial gasses more efficiently to generate a more sustainable future?

     

    Chaired by John Curtis

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    From Yorkshire to a rugged remote corner clifftop in Galloway Scotland, Andy and Jeanette Stakes have built a glass fronted home featured in the latest Grand Designs series. Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit this wonderful home with impeccable views over the Irish Sea.

     

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Paragraph 79. A Risk Worth Taking?

    Would you like to build a home in the middle of the open countryside? Well, as any planning expert would tell you, you have almost no chance, except in special circumstances, under the aspirational national planning policy, Paragraph 79”. Join Architect Richard Hawkes as he talks us through whether it’s worth the risk.

     

    Chaired by Richard Hawkes

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    The Great British Box Room Competition - Winner Announcement

    Join our team of expert judges as they guide us through how this year's competition entrants used spacial planning, practical interior design and the art of colour in their room set designs. Who will be crowned this year's winner?

     

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Bamboo - The Length of its use is Extensive

    Articles -25, a humanitarian architecture charity, use design to improve health, livelihoods and resilience to disasters. David Murray talks about bamboo and other impactful materials, used in their projects and design solutions.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    From Yorkshire to a rugged remote corner clifftop in Galloway Scotland, Andy and Jeanette Stakes have built a glass fronted home featured in the latest Grand Designs series. Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit this wonderful home with impeccable views over the Irish Sea.

     

    Chaired by Karen Stylianides

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Paul & Amy Wilkinson, Grand Designers of the Lincolnshire Celtic round house inspired home, will be here to talk about their ambitious home project and how they managed to pair both Celtic design, with a 21st century twist.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    H&M Home
  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Paul & Amy Wilkinson, Grand Designers of the Lincolnshire Celtic round house inspired home, will be here to talk about their ambitious home project and how they managed to pair both Celtic design, with a 21st century twist.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    H&M Home
  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Self Build Simplified

    (in association with NaCSBA)

    Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Take a seat, be inspired and indulge in the world of Grand Designs, as we revisit some of the fantastic homes featured on the TV series from over the years. Get up close and personal with the designers as they ignite our own self-build dreams.

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