A piece of land in Bicester is likely to become widely recognised as Channel 4 plans to use it in a construction programme.
The show intends to view the progress achieved by 10 individuals committed to the construction of their own properties. Although the participants in the show have yet to be chosen, the management of the production firm Boundless has made it apparent that the buildings featured should be affordable.
The site in question used to belong to the Ministry of Defence, but has been bought by the local authorities. If the project is a success, it could encourage builders in Cheshire and elsewhere.
Barry Wood, the leader of Cherwell District Council, has commented:
“This development will not just be historic for Bicester, but also in the world of self-build where it will be recognised as the largest scheme ever to be delivered in the UK.”
The scheme could eventually lead to the creation of 2,000 local jobs. The site will not simply accommodate housing, as the idea is that a primary school, a pub, and commercial units will be added to the space.
Kevin McCloud, who has become a TV personality through the Grand Designs programme, has expressed his enthusiasm for the new venture. He has spoken about the important role experts will play in the process.
Patrick Holland, who is the managing director of Boundless, has made it clear that he is excited about the scheme. He has stated that the programme will follow the processes from planning onwards.