Read on for the lowdown on the Hull TV house featured on Grand Designs episode 4, airing on Channel 4 this Wednesday 25th September at 9pm.

old water shed exterior and front door of Hull grand designs tv house 2019 featured in episode 4 on Channel 4 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Andy Haslam

Back in 2013 engineer Richard Bennett and his partner Felicia Böhm set out on a giant re-invention scheme - to transform a vast, dark underground water reservoir near the Humber Estuary into a light, airy courtyard family home for them and their four-year-old daughter.

And they wanted to do it in 9 months, for just £150,000, almost entirely on their own without the help of a designer or an architect. It’s ambition bordering on wild optimism.

An exterior shot of the Hull Water Shed featured on episode 4 of grand designs series 2019 on channel 4 at 9pm hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Andy Haslam

From the start it proves an epic task. Demolishing the concrete roof while keeping the reservoir’s walls and floor intact takes an almighty feat of engineering. Grinding hundreds of square metres of bare reservoir walls to become the interior of the living spaces is utterly exhausting.

Design and layout decisions stretch their abilities and the schedule to the max. But all this is put into perspective when a life threatening illness strikes out of the blue…

Make sure you tune in tonight at 9pm on Channel 4 to see this amazing build for yourself. 

 

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