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  • Season 2018
  • 2 episodes
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 1: DIY SOS: Grenfell: Grenfell Boxing Club

Summary

New series. Part one of two. Nick Knowles and the team undertake their biggest and longest build yet, constructing two buildings for the Grenfell community over several months to create spaces worth around £2million. With the aid of large construction companies, generous suppliers, volunteers and the Duke of Cambridge - who visits the site - the team starts by building a new home for the Dale Youth Boxing Club. The club started the careers of James DeGale, who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing 10 years ago, and George Groves, current WBA Super Middleweight champion, as well as producing many national champions.
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Review

This is a big build with many firsts for the DIY SOS team. They aren’t simply adapting someone’s home, they are building from scratch, from steel, with engineers, and it’s a huge community project, a new boxing centre for the Dale Youth Boxing Club.

The club was based in Grenfell Tower but since the catastrophic fire its members have trained in a cold, joyless underground car park with only minimal adaptations. Nick Knowles, with his usual brand of chipper mateyness, welcomes Prince William to the site and they paint some walls.

But the real hero is the splendid Mick Delaney, who runs the club and who is a mentor, father figure and role model for the kids. He’s a tremendous character, a man who does genuine good by keeping youngsters on the straight and narrow.

Next week the team build a new community centre for Grenfell.

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PresenterNick Knowles

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DirectorCharley Adams
Executive producerRobi Dutta
Series producerHamish Summers

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  • Episode 1

    DIY SOS: Grenfell: Grenfell Boxing Club

    Summary

    New series. Part one of two. Nick Knowles and the team undertake their biggest and longest build yet, constructing two buildings for the Grenfell community over several months to create spaces worth around £2million. With the aid of large construction companies, generous suppliers, volunteers and the Duke of Cambridge - who visits the site - the team starts by building a new home for the Dale Youth Boxing Club. The club started the careers of James DeGale, who won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing 10 years ago, and George Groves, current WBA Super Middleweight champion, as well as producing many national champions.
    Recommended

    Review

    This is a big build with many firsts for the DIY SOS team. They aren’t simply adapting someone’s home, they are building from scratch, from steel, with engineers, and it’s a huge community project, a new boxing centre for the Dale Youth Boxing Club.

    The club was based in Grenfell Tower but since the catastrophic fire its members have trained in a cold, joyless underground car park with only minimal adaptations. Nick Knowles, with his usual brand of chipper mateyness, welcomes Prince William to the site and they paint some walls.

    But the real hero is the splendid Mick Delaney, who runs the club and who is a mentor, father figure and role model for the kids. He’s a tremendous character, a man who does genuine good by keeping youngsters on the straight and narrow.

    Next week the team build a new community centre for Grenfell.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterNick Knowles

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorCharley Adams
    Executive producerRobi Dutta
    Series producerHamish Summers

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