Grand Designs

Grand Designs: Historic Hertfordshire Abbey (Channel 4 27 Sep 2017)

For 30 years, in Hertfordshire, nobody’s been allowed to build on the protected land surrounding one of Britain’s most historic abbeys. But then nobody reckoned on golf coach Chris and ex-figure skater Kayo, who launch a six year battle to build a new family home.

Constrained by stringent planning conditions, Chris and Kayo put their trust in friend and architectural designer Rogan. But Chris and Kayo’s problems are only just beginning. The unique, single storey, Roman-inspired design is intricate and complicated, putting the schedule and budget under pressure. It’s a medley of delays, overspends and obsessive craftsmanship. And will Chris and Kayo even like their radical family home when it’s finished?

Director: Claire Lasko
Series Producer: John Lonsdale
Executive Producer: Fiona Caldwell
Production Company: Boundless

Grand Designs Season 18 Episode 4 Airs Wednesday 27 September 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.