Home improvement event Grand Designs Live reported an attendance of more than 61,900 visitors at this year’s event, with 13,000 on the launch day alone.
The show, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, reported an increased footfall of 6.5 per cent and is to extend to five days in 2016, organiser Media 10 has announced.
Held on 8-11 October at the NEC, the entrance of TV broadcaster, design guru and live show host Kevin McCloud driving the world’s first origami-inspired car, created by Lexus, proved to be among the highlights, with the addition of McCloud meeting 10-year old versions of himself as part of the ‘Mini McClouds’ campaign.
Lee Newton Media 10 CEO, said: “We’re delighted that the 10th anniversary of Grand Designs Live was such a success, delivering an increase in visitor numbers, and demonstrating that the show’s popularity is still unwavering after running for a decade.
“Next year’s show is already set to be bigger than ever as we look to extend our run for a fifth day. By partnering with UK Construction Week we’re really able to tap into the apparent desire for design and architecture that is so rich amongst the British public.”
The show was held alongside the launch of Media 10’s newest trade event, UK Construction Week.
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