Grand Designs: The Street at Graven Hill
Grand Designs: The Street has just aired on Channel 4 and proved hugely successful. White Commercial are currently working with Graven Hill Village www.gravenhill.co.uk, on the commercial side which will provide premises suitable for small businesses and opportunities for local entrepreneurs to be part of the Graven Hill community. Sites for a nursery, retail/café, convenience store and offices are all being marketed by White Commercial.
The series documented the first 10 ground-breaking pioneers as they built their very individual homes to form a street, and ultimately a community, like no other in Britain. The series explores how self-build can be for everyone – whether you are retiring, a first-time buyer, upsizing or downsizing. Kevin McCloud, the series presenter, celebrates the creativity and design freedom the self-builders have, the forward-thinking planning process available and explores the challenges and community spirit when self-building.
Grand Designs: The Street also showed viewers the options they have when it comes to self-build, and how the process is far more accessible than they may think. The diverse range of homes on the street will inspire others to build their own grand design or buy a custom built new home at Graven Hill where the site will provide over 1,900 new homes over ten years together with a primary school, employment space, recreational areas, sports pavilion, a local pub/restaurant, a community centre, allotments, pre-school nursery and a number of offices and retail/café units.