George Clarke to tackle empty homes in new Channel 4 show

TV Architect George Clarke is launching a campaign to sort of the problems of empty homes in the UK, with a new TV show.

The TV presenter, who is best known for fronting Channel 4’s Restoration Man, is set to investigate Britain’s empty homes crisis in a new Channel 4 show.

In the show, George will investigate the government’s housing plans and whether empty homes can be used to solve the housing crisis. George will then lobby the government to act. George said in a statement:

“The empty homes problem across Britain is something I’ve been passionate about for many years and I’m delighted that Channel 4 has decided to commission such a ground-breaking programme.”

The show is set to be aired on Channel 4 later this year, and as of yet, has no title.

George Clarke is an ambassador for Shelter, the charity that seeks to eradicate homelessness and bad housing.

The government itself is trying to get rid of empty homes and are encouraging people to renovate them and bring them back into use. Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said back in January that 300,000 homes in the UK needed to be put back into use and cash incentives could be used to encourage people to renovate them.

We’ll have more information about George Clarke’s new TV show nearer to when it airs on Channel 4.

[Source: Building Design]



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Posted on July 26, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is something that we must keep pushing the Government on. There but for the grace of God go a lot of us. What a fantastic set of programmes. Very thought provoking, we must bring this to everybody’s attention. Well done George and Channel 4, keep up the good work. I am a Branch secretary of Unison and I will take this to as many meetings as possible.again thank you.

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