George Clarke has been filming brand new TV show Project Home in Cornwall

Architect and television presenter George Clarke has been filming for a new series in Cornwall. The 45-year-old star of Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces was spotted at Newquay Airport in December. His production company have confirmed scenes were being recorded for Project Home – a series which looks at the renovation of buildings that were not intended to be lived in.

Camera crews have been following two projects in the county, one in St Columb Major and another in St Ives. A spokesman said: “We are called Amazing Productions and the show we have been filming is called Project Home. We have one project in St Columb Major and one in St Ives.”

A synopsis for Project Home states: “In Project Home (working title) George follows those brave enough to turn old commercial and industrial buildings not previously intended to be lived in into extraordinary homes. “George says: ‘From pubs to police stations, banks to bakeries, factories to workshops; we have some incredible buildings that are an important link to our past. They all tell a story, and by making them personal projects we have a unique opportunity to write new chapters in the biography of a building’s life.’

“To breathe life back into them, we need to convert them into homes for the future, and thanks to more relaxed planning regulations, it’s becoming easier.” In 2017, George visited the county to hear the story of Cornwall’s one-legged surfing legend Pegleg Bennet.

Pegleg Bennett in front of his original home on wheels which is soon to be replaced by his new living space that he built from scratch

Pegleg, who had his leg amputated at just 13 months old, officially changed his name from Rik to Pegleg in 2016, as it had already been his nickname for a number of years. He appeared on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces after completing a rebuild of his home on wheels “The Beast”.

The dad-of-three from Perranporth had been living in the back of a Volkswagen van for four years and the easily-recognisable home on wheels became well known around Cornwall as ‘The Beast of Perranporth’.

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But sadly the vintage custom-made VW started to crumble after carrying Pegleg tens of thousands of miles locations all over the world in search of the best waves, from Norwegian Artic Circle to the Sahara Desert. When the truck failed its MoT Pegleg made the decision to start again, building a new aluminium box from scratch to sit on top of a new VW van – ‘The Beast Mark Two’.

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The build took place over the summer months, with camera crews spending time with Pegleg at a campsite on Cornwall’s north coast to document his journey. Pegleg told Cornwall Live previously: “I have been living in a van for the last four years and I have no plans to return to living in four walls any time soon.

I’m definitely a van-lifer now. It’s the freedom that I love about it. “At the moment, until I get the truck, I’m living in the box on the campsite but I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can get back out there.

“I’m going to put the new build on to the same van as the one I’ve got now, just newer. The old one has been through a lot and it’s had it. It won’t get through another MoT.

“I have a VW T3 Doka double cab Syncro four-wheel-drive version. There was only about 200 of the right-hand drive versions imported into this country. “The one I’m having built now will have better ground clearance and I’m hoping to get some better suspension.

It’ll mean I can get to more wild places.

It’s an adventure.”

A date for the new series of Project Home has not yet been released.

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