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“One of the best design episodes yet” – Restoration Man’s TV cameras capture
the rebirth of the chapel

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Channel 4’s George Clarke (right) joins the band of brothers who are converting the Victorian chapel, headed by developer Mark Hinchliffe (third from right). Two broadcasts about our progress are planned during 2016

Channel 4, Thursday 28 January 2016: The Restoration Man

◼︎ The elegant Grade II listed Grove Road Chapel, built in 1896 as a Wesleyan place of worship, is currently being featured in Channel 4’s series The Restoration Man, which has followed its three-year renovation and conversion into a family home, along with its associated Sunday School from 1905. George Clarke the effusive presenter of Channel 4’s Restoration Man describes this as “One of the best design episodes yet” – thanks largely to the eclectic tastes of Yorkshire property developer and culture vulture Mark Hinchliffe. For him, the chapel’s 6,500 sq ft across two floors, plus the school’s 3,700 sq ft represented not only a substantial financial investment but an emotional one too. As Hinchliffe tells presenter George Clarke on camera: “You’ve got to fall in love first with the project, then think about the consequences afterwards.”

Halfway through the project George is so impressed that he tells Mark: “What’s so striking about this bright and airy layout is how natural it all feels. . . I’m so impressed with what you have achieved here. A graceful fusion of original features and contemporary design. You can do restoration very well.”
Live broadcast from 9pm GMT, then viewable for a further month on demand via the All 4 web player

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Hinchliffe: “You’ve got to fall in love first with the project, then think about the consequences afterwards.” (Image © Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd)

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