The Big Build Children in Need Special - Liverpool

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Duration: 1 hour

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team take on their biggest ever build for a spectacular event in aid of Children in Need. The team travels to Liverpool to completely refurbish Norris Green Youth Centre. The money Children in Need already give to this centre helps it provide activities for young people with few other options. But the building is falling down around them, and without the youth centre the youngsters will have nowhere else to go outside school.

It is a problem many communities face, but the support Nick Knowles and the team receive from the building trade and local community is truly phenomenal, and shows that where there's a will there's a way - Although in this case, the scale of the build could be one step too far!

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  • BEFORE: FRONT OF NORRIS GREEN YOUTH CENTRE

    BEFORE: FRONT OF NORRIS GREEN YOUTH CENTRE

    The centre looked more like a detention centre than a youth club with its anti-climb spikes and run down facade.

  • DURING: FRONT OF NORRIS GREEN YOUTH CENTRE

    DURING: FRONT OF NORRIS GREEN YOUTH CENTRE

    The front of the building was transformed with a landmark entrance lobby and funky coloured cladding. We stripped away all of the ugly security spikes and shutters and replaced them with modern aesthetically pleasing alternatives including virtually unbreakable window shields, anti-climb roll bars and an electronic gate entry system.

  • BEFORE: MAIN HALL

    BEFORE: MAIN HALL

  • AFTER: MAIN HALL

    AFTER: MAIN HALL

  • BEFORE: KITCHEN

    BEFORE: KITCHEN

  • AFTER: KITCHEN

    AFTER: KITCHEN

  • BEFORE: RECORDING STUDIO

    BEFORE: RECORDING STUDIO

  • AFTER: RECORDING STUDIO

    AFTER: RECORDING STUDIO

  • BEFORE: STUDIO CONTROL ROOM

    BEFORE: STUDIO CONTROL ROOM

  • AFTER: STUDIO CONTROL ROOM

    AFTER: STUDIO CONTROL ROOM

  • BEFORE: GAMES HALL

    BEFORE: GAMES HALL

  • AFTER: GAMES HALL

    AFTER: GAMES HALL

  • AFTER: GAMES HALL LOOKING TOWARDS THE NEW MEZZANINE

    AFTER: GAMES HALL LOOKING TOWARDS THE NEW MEZZANINE

  • BEFORE: COMMON ROOM

    BEFORE: COMMON ROOM

  • AFTER: A NEW ART STUDIO REPLACES THE COMMON ROOM

    AFTER: A NEW ART STUDIO REPLACES THE COMMON ROOM

  • BEFORE: COMPUTER ROOM

    BEFORE: COMPUTER ROOM

  • AFTER: COMPUTER ROOM

    AFTER: COMPUTER ROOM

  • AFTER: NEW LOUNGE AREA

    AFTER: NEW LOUNGE AREA

  • BEFORE: TOILETS

    BEFORE: TOILETS

  • AFTER: TOILETS

    AFTER: TOILETS

  • AFTER: RECEPTION OFFICE

    AFTER: RECEPTION OFFICE

  • AFTER: NEW MEETING ROOM

    AFTER: NEW MEETING ROOM

  • BEFORE: SIDE GARDEN

    BEFORE: SIDE GARDEN

  • AFTER: SIDE GARDEN

    AFTER: SIDE GARDEN

  • AFTER: NEW OUTDOOR GYM

    AFTER: NEW OUTDOOR GYM

  • BEFORE: WASTED LAND

    BEFORE: WASTED LAND

  • AFTER: NEW KITCHEN GARDEN

    AFTER: NEW KITCHEN GARDEN

  • YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

    Got a question about the designs used in the show or comment about the programme? Contact the DIY SOS team:

    Information about the designs:
    DIYSOSProductEnquiries@bbc.co.uk

    General enquiries:
    DIYSOSGeneralEnquiries@bbc.co.uk

Credits

Presenter
Nick Knowles
Executive Producer
Simon Knight
Series Producer
Hannah Corneck
Series Producer
Ben Southwell
Assistant Producer
Ian Osprey

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