George Clarke is an architect, creative director of George Clarke + Partners, and a founder of TV production company Amazing Productions. George is the presenter of several very successful series for television, including Channel 4’s Restoration Man and The Great British Property Scandal and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
After making three successful series of Build A New Life for Five from 2003 to 2006, George became the face of architecture at Channel 4 with the launch of The Home Show in 2008, Restoration Man in 2009, and the forthcoming new campaign series The Empty Homes Show due to be transmitted on Channel 4 in December 2011.
George was born and raised in Sunderland and from the age of 12 wanted to be an architect. He studied architecture at the University of Newcastle and later at The Bartlett, University College London.
George Clarke + Partners
George has is passionate about the way architecture can transform our everyday lives and his aim is to make architecture popular and accessible to everyone, while at the same time creating award winning homes for his clients.
George Clarke + Partners have designed and realised a diverse portfolio of work in retail, commercial, arts and cultural sectors, but now specialise in residential refurbishments in West and South-West London, where their carefully considered spaces, exceptional finishes, fine detailing and craftsmanship have proven time and again to add value to their client’s properties.
For more information about George Clarke + Partners, and to arrange a design consultation for a forthcoming project, visit their website.
George has been a successful TV presenter since 2004 and has been the main presenter for the following programmes: 2005-2007 Build A New Life in the Country – 32 x 60 min programmes for Five. George follows families who transform their quality of life by moving from the city to the country to renovate some of the most stunning and unusual old buildings in Britain. Build A New Life is one of the most successful programmes ever to be shown on Five with over 2.5 million viewers. Series 1 was transmitted in 2005, Series 2 in 2006 and Series 3 in 2007. 2008-2009 The Home Show – Prime time programmes for Channel 4 with over 3 million viewers. 2010-Present Restoration Man – A groundbreaking series where George saves some of the most beautiful old buildings in Britain by converting them into unique homes. 2011 The Empty Homes Show – A groundbreaking campaign series, which investigates the British housing crisis and the scandal of empty homes across Britain, transmitted on Channel 4 in December 2011. 2011 The Great British Property Scandal – A groundbreaking campaign series, which investigates the British housing crisis and the scandal of empty homes across Britain. 2012-Present George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Show – A series looking at some of the incredible places people chose to turn into homes. 2013 The Secret Millions – George helps a charity secure almost £2m in funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Recently George has been filming Ugly House to Lovely House, another series of Shed of the Year and a new series called George Clarke’s House Rules which will be aired later in the year.