Every year millions of pounds are raised to save extraordinary historic buildings. Restorations which we, the public, often help fund. Restoring these national heirlooms is work on a truly grand scale.
Each of the nominated buildings on the long list is a labour of love, craftsmanship, time and money. From castles to cottages, forts to follies, music halls to watermills; every year historic British buildings are saved and loving restored by a surprising range of people including: Chartered Surveyors, project managers, architects, and structural engineers.
Restoration of the Year will be presented by Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs) with historian, Dr. Anna Keay, Director of the Landmark Trust (Restoring Britain's Landmarks). They will be joined by Historic Building Surveyor, Marianne Suhr and Architectural Historian, Jonathan Foyle as they explore and reveal the significance of each building
This new series will go behind-the-scenes at a host of multi-million pound projects revealing to viewers the bespoke building techniques and incredible skills deployed in each incredible transformation. The series will be made in collaboration with the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) who will judge the projects.