Kevin McCloud and the Big Town Plan

Monday, August 10 on M4

Kevin McCloud follows attempts to revitalise Castleford’s failing town centre market. But will fancy new stalls be enough to save it? And will a new town square bring the shoppers back? Roy Worthington, Sue Dobson and John-Mike Baines are three straight-talking local stall holders who are driving the market regeneration and overseeing the radical work of architects Anthony Hudson and Rahesh Ram. But when the prototype for the new stalls arrives in town and is tested in the market’s new location, even they have to acknowledge that it is a complete disaster.

Monday, August 3 on M4

Kevin McCloud is following the residents of Castleford, Yorkshire over five years as they embark on the first steps of a brave experiment to regenerate their neglected community. This programme looks at plans to rejuvenate three run-down green spaces in some of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods in the town.

Monday, July 27 on M4

Kevin McCloud follows an innovative community-led regeneration scheme in the former mining town of Castleford in Yorkshire. He wants to find out if good design can help to kick-start regeneration and improve the quality of life of a town.

Monday 11 August 2008

In a new four-part series Kevin McCloud follows an innovative community-led regeneration scheme in the former mining town of Castleford in Yorkshire. He wants to find out if good design can help to kick-start regeneration and improve the quality of life of a town, and to see if the involvement of residents can add to the project’s chances of success. The series follows the triumphs and tribulations of the process, looks at the reality of regeneration and finds out what residents and experts make of the experience.

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