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 is available below. Please note - the timetable is subject to change

London - 2020 Timetable

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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

  • 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.

     

    Chaired by Karen Stylianides

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    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.

     

    Chaired by Kunle Barker

  • 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

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    €1 Home

    Ever dreamed of owning a home on the beautiful Sicilian coastline? Well you can purchase a property for €1. So what's the catch? You have 3 years to turn a derelict home in to a palace. Find out more from Property Expert & TV presenter Kunle Barker.

  • 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

    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
    Industrial Gases within our Homes - Fiction or Fact?

    Compressed and Liquified Natural Gas (CNG/LNG), which comprise of mainly methane, are used to fuel our homes. Discover what is fact from fiction as we discover how energy and transport are part of the domestic ecosystem.

  • 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
    Key to Building Relationships between Building Professionals and Clients (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

    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
    Bamboo - The Length of its use is Extensive
  • 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
    How to Get the Best Out of Your Builder

    Building the relationship with your builder will mean a smooth, seamless project from start to finish. Join Andy Stevens, an expert builder still on the tools, as he gives you the best tips and tricks on how to develop this relationship.

  • 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

    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

    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
    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?

  • 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

    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.

Book Tickets