TV's Sarah Beeny in town for new property show

Southend Standard: TV's Beeny in town for new property show TV's Beeny in town for new property show

FILM crews set up camp in Southend for an episode of the Channel 4 TV series, Double Your House for Half the Money.

The show, hosted by property developer and presenter Sarah Beeny, shows families how to double the space in their homes for half the cost of trading up to a bigger property by using extensions and conversions.

It visited the area to film an episode in Southend town centre yesterday afternoon.

It featured couple Claire Woods and Ian Jeffries, from Chelmsford.

The crew had planned to shoot by Pier Hill Elevator, on Southend seafront, but due to the adverse weather they moved on to their second location, the Forum, in Elmer Square.

Sarah Beeny said of her visit to Southend: “It’s great being here. The Forum is an amazing place. It makes me want to go to university here!

“It’s an inspiring place to learn and I think the students who study here are very fortunate.”

Director Max Barbor explained why the Forum was chosen as a venue.

He said: “We do a little part in each show called an inspirational visit. The family in this episode want to do something interesting with lighting in their kitchen, and because it’s a multi-generational family they all have lots of ideas on how it should look.”

Derek Jarvis, Southend councillor for culture and tourism, said: “I’m delighted when Southend is used for filming, and it’s something we try to encourage.”

The series is due to be aired from August.

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9:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

wonder what inspiration for lighting was to be had from the Lift on pier hill.?
wonder what inspiration for lighting was to be had from the Lift on pier hill.? DogsMessInLeigh

11:03am Fri 14 Feb 14

DannyK86 says...

Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate!
Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate! DannyK86

3:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

emcee says...

DannyK86 wrote:
Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate!
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate![/p][/quote]Spot on. emcee

5:43pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

DannyK86 wrote:
Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate!
Er? isn't that what happened in the 80s and that's way it's so bad now
But you wouldn't know being only six at the time
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate![/p][/quote]Er? isn't that what happened in the 80s and that's way it's so bad now But you wouldn't know being only six at the time Living the La Vida Legra

3:03pm Wed 19 Feb 14

DannyK86 says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
DannyK86 wrote:
Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate!
Er? isn't that what happened in the 80s and that's way it's so bad now
But you wouldn't know being only six at the time
Bit of an unecessary dig there!
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: Best way to double your house for half the money in Southend? Split your large Westcliff house into 4 bedsits, and rent out to whatever dregs come down from East London at an exorbitant rate![/p][/quote]Er? isn't that what happened in the 80s and that's way it's so bad now But you wouldn't know being only six at the time[/p][/quote]Bit of an unecessary dig there! DannyK86

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