About Grand Designs: The Street

Grand Designs: The Street will focus on Graven Hill and follow the first 10 ground-breaking pioneers as they build 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 shows viewers the options they have when it comes to self-build, and that the process is far more accessible than they may think. The diverse range of homes on the street will inspire others to consider building their own grand design or custom home at Graven Hill.

The series starts on Thursday 4 April at 9pm on Channel 4.

Catch up on the programme here

Grand Designs - The Street - All Pioneers & Kevin McCloud

Graven Hill is the UK’s largest self-build and custom build community.  

The first-of-its-kind site is based in Bicester and will house up to 1,900 beautiful and unique homes which are due to be built over the next 10 years.

The development is set to revolutionise the way in which properties are designed and built by offering a flexible alternative to the usual routes.

The plots will be surrounded by open, green spaces including woodland, allotments and a network of cycle and footpaths connecting to the town centre and local transport links, including one-hour train services to London.

The village will also have a primary school and retail space. Graven Hill prides itself on making dream homes that are out of the ordinary, a reality for many.  

Meet the Pioneers

Follow our Pioneers with us on their journey with Grand Designs: The Street.

Terry & Olwen

Terry & Olwen - Grand Designs - Plot 1

Terry and Olwen are the oldest couple on the street, building a future-proofed 3-bed home set up for their retirement.

As featured on Episode 1
Read Terry & Olwen’s full story

Lynn

Plot 2 - Lynn - Grand Designs - Official_web

Lynn is building a unique home, completely different from her previous residence.

As featured on Episode 1
Read Lynn’s full story here

Jack & Hannah

Jack & Hannah - Grand Designs official_web

Making the most of Jack’s existing skillset to save money, Jack has DIY-ed a lot of this project himself.

As featured on Episode 2
Read Jack & Hannah’s full story

James

Plot 5 - James - Grand Designs official_web

Dreaming of countryside living, James hopes his new home will make the most of his surroundings.

As featured on Episode 2
Read James’ full story

Paul & Blanka

Priced out of the Oxford rental market, Paul and Blanka have built one of the most sustainable homes on the street.

As featured on Episode 3
Read Paul & Blanka’s full story here

Peter & Anita

Plot 8 - Peter & Anita - Grand Designs official_web

Unable to afford a house in the local market, Peter and Anita have taken the opportunity to build their dream home.

As featured on Episode 4
Peter & Anita’s full story:
COMING SOON

Chris & Roxie

Chris & Roxie - Grand Designs Official - Plot 3

Chris and Roxie have been living with parents while saving for their innovative ‘flat pack’ home.

As featured on Episode 4
Chris & Roxie’s full story:
COMING SOON

Sean & Diana

Plot 7 - Sean & Dianna - Grand Designs official_web

Moving from a small apartment, Sean and Diana are working towards an open-plan, ‘upside-down’ house.

As featured on Episode 5
Sean & Diana’s full story:
COMING SOON

Garrie & Sue

Plot 10 - Garrie & Sue - Grand Designs official_web

A high-tech home built to improve day-to-day life for Sue, who has osteoporosis.

As featured on Episode 5
Garrie & Sue’s full story:
COMING SOON

Pauline & Godfrey

Plot 9 - Pauline & Godfrey - Grand Designs official_web

Downsizing from a larger suburban house, Pauline and Godfrey opted for a single-storey modular home.

As featured on Episode 6
Pauline & Godfrey’s full story:
COMING SOON

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New Home, Your Way Event

Want to find out more about our Self-Build options and Custom Build New Homes, and how to take the first steps of your journey at Graven Hill?

Join us for this free masterclass in Self-Build and Custom Build New Homes, including a FREE guided coach tour of the site and we’ll answer everything you need to know.

Find out why Graven Hill is one of the most exciting housing developments in the country and get the chance to see it for yourself!

Places are limited — please book early!

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“Graven Hill offers a lot of things, but the simple fact it provides availability is just a quantum-leap forward in terms of housing in this country.”

Paul Troop, Pioneer resident

“This is a dream come true for us. Having looked at other places, Graven Hill is like having everything on a plate. Fantastic!”

Terry Waite, Pioneer resident

“I didn’t realise there was the opportunity to actually do something like this. What came from a need to do something different grew into a real possibility!”

Lynn Pratt, Pioneer resident

“It’s something really special, you know there’s nothing like this anywhere else in the country and I feel very lucky to be part of it.”

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