19GD London Grand Designs Live 2011 Triumphs at ExCeL with Record High Visitor Traffic

Media 10, the owners of the Grand Designs Live exhibition are celebrating a record breaking 7th show at London's Excel Centre despite being faced with the challenge of competing against two consecutive bank holiday weekends and the Royal Wedding.

The live exhibition, based on the popular channel 4 TV series, continues to grow in consumer traffic year on year and on the final day of the 2011 show, Sunday 8th May, Media 10 recorded its single most successful day at the ExCeL since it changed to its nine day format in 2008.

The opening day of the show, which is hosted by TV's Kevin McCloud, followed a day after the Royal Wedding and saw queues spiral from the main entrance of the ExCel Centre in London's Docklands as far back as the Custom House DLR. Crowds continued to pour through the exhibition doors over the course of the 9 day event, giving an encouraging sign to the homes and property trade that consumer home spend is on the rise again.

Rob Nathan Group Marketing Director at Media 10 adds to this: "London is our flagship Grand Designs Live show and with figures growing from strength to strength each and every year, it proves the exhibition has firmly established itself as one of London's most anticipated consumer home events.

"Famous for its consistent wealth of new innovations, designs and ground breaking new concepts, this year's storming success is a testament to the quality of enticing exhibitors and products on show as well as the hard work, dedication and united efforts of our sales, marketing and PR team."

With 500 exhibitors on show, Grand Designs Live is the ultimate consumer home event for anyone looking to improve, redesign or build from scratch. Grand Designs Live offers people all the inspiration, tools and experts they might need to transform renovate and style their home which is key in an economic climate where people are continuing to improve, instead of move home.

At this year's show, hosted by Kevin McCloud, visitors have been treated to seven different shows under one roof; the spectacular Grand Village, which hosts a number of full scale properties and Philips' 'Light My Home' showcase, the popular 'House of the Future', brought to you by Virgin Media, the UK's largest selection of kitchens in Grand Kitchens, sponsored by Miele, Grand Gardens, Grand Bathrooms, Grand Build sponsored by Velux, and Grand Interiors sponsored by Dulux featuring iconic interior room sets designed by British Designer Naomi Cleaver.

Grand Designs Live ran from Saturday 30th April - May 8th at London's Excel and will return for 3 days at the NEC Birmingham between the 7-9th October.