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Grand Designs Live Birmingham Launch – Search to find Midlands ‘Green Heroes’ with Kevin McCloud

The award-winning consumer home show, Grand Designs Live, has launched a new initiative  entitled ‘Midlands Green Heroes’, a search to identify the very best emerging eco innovations, home products and green building designs from the Midlands, to be unveiled at Grand Designs Live Birmingham from the 8 – 10 October 2010.

Pioneered by Kevin McCloud himself, who launched ‘Kevin’s Green Heroes’ in London earlier this year, Grand Designs Live Birmingham has opened up the search to showcase a further 6  truly innovative eco ideas at this year’s show, celebrating the very best in eco design innovations, from the Midlands area.

The new venture comes as a wave of new technology, focused on efficient use of water, energy and waste reduction, is under development, and the building industry has seen accelerated growth in green building technologies.

Media 10, organisers of Grand Designs Live, are calling for product designers and companies to submit innovative and inspirational product designs which can help solve environmental issues as well as having the potential to be incorporated into new and existing homes, offices and factories in order to reduce our impact on the environment and make a difference to our future and our home emissions.

10 winning entries will be given the amazing opportunity to showcase their products at Grand Designs Live Birmingham, this October offering exposure to over 42,000 visitors expected from a wide range of trade, industry and general public wide audience which will include experts from the build industry, architects, developers, celebrities and consumer public who are interested in saving energy (and money) and lowering their carbon footprints.

The Midlands Green Heroes feature will reflect Grand Designs Live’s wider message of environmental friendliness and sustainability and in providing impetus to the eco build movement, aims to help the consumer save money in the long-run. Green buildings and products are highly energy efficient, using recycled, renewable and reused resources. In fact it is hoped that through identifying new and emerging products, Midlands’ Green Heroes may provide a trusted point of differentiation in a competitive market.


If you are interested in becoming a ‘Midlands Green Hero’ and you would like to put your product/ ideas forward for consideration, please email greenheroes@granddesignslive.com where your entry will be considered for this year’s Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2010.

All entries must be sent by Friday 24 September 2010. Winning entries will be contacted by Media 10. 

Grand Designs Live is the UK’s No.1, award winning consumer show for design and inspiration for your home, and returns to Birmingham for the fifth year, and will take place from Friday 8 until Sunday 10 October 2010, at the NEC, Birmingham. Opening times: 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday.

This year’s Birmingham show will be spread over six different sections which include: Grand Village, Grand Build sponsored by VELUX, Grand Interiors, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms and Grand Gardens. The show will also feature other exciting concepts across a number of different areas which include; the Grand Food court, with its exciting array of culinary delights. A spectacular selection of the latest must have domestic technology, gadgets and gizmos, in the Grand technology section, and the popular House of the Future, where visitors can expect to see up and coming products live and in action.

Based on the popular Channel 4 TV series presented by Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Live brings to life real home improvement projects, cutting-edge design, eco-friendly innovation, and interior design, through a series of Live interactive features, across a three day event.   


Book Tickets now and Save £5, log on to www.granddesignslive.com or call the 24 hour box office on 0871 230 5583 and for groups 0844 412 465. + Kids go free.

Ticket Prices:

Standard prices                                                 Advanced                            On the door

Friday – Sunday                                                 £13                                         £18

Children (aged 15 or under)                           Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Group Discounts – Bring your friends and save even more, with great discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 0844 412 4650 for further details on group discounts.

For further information, please contact Alex Davison or Nazia Ahmed on 0207 096 5849 or email granddesignslive@stuart-higgins.com.

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