Charlie Luxton

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Charlie is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes.

Charlie began his broadcasting career presenting a six part series, Modern British Architects for Channel 5. Since then he has gone on to present Britain’s Hidden Heritage (BBC 1), Restored to Glory (BBC 2), Homes and Property (ITV), World’s Weirdest Homes (Channel 4), Build A New Life In The Country (C5) and Homes By The Sea and Homes By The Med (More 4), Building The Dream (More 4) and Impossible Builds (More 4). His latest series, The Great British Home Restoration, is set to air on More 4 this year.

He has also worked across the Atlantic presenting Artland USA (Gallery HD & Sky Arts) and Vertical City.

Charlie is passionate about sustainability and architecture. He is interested in creating architecture fit for the 21st century; designs that respond to local materials, traditions and climate.

He is the principle of Charlie Luxton Design (CLD), an architecture firm of twelve that specialises in sustainable buildings.

Working on projects that range from Community led housing, through to re-wilding visitor experiences, recording studios and one off homes CLD always seek to deliver sustainable architecture to the highest standard.

In 2023 CLD were part of the gold medal/Best in show winning team at RHS Malvern with ‘Wilder Spaces’ and won the Sustainability Prize for the AJ small project wards with Black Barn Studios.

Charlie has recently been appointed as an Ambassador for the Plunkett Foundation, a charity that supports rural community businesses across the UK.


Instagram: @Charlierluxton

Twitter: @CharlieLuxton

I’ve just heard back from the client and they said Charlie was great and his talk gave everyone a lot to think about. They said they’ve had lots of positive feedback from the delegates and there’s been lots of talk about how to implement changes inspired by Charlie’s talk.

E.Surv Lenders Senate 2024

The launch was fantastic, Charlie’s speech was very well received by all involved, he speaks with such genuine passion and enthusiasm. He was absolutely the right person to launch our new Energy Hub. Our students enjoyed speaking with him and the whole afternoon was a resounding success.

Fareham College Energy Hub Ribbon Cutting

Charlie delivered an incredibly passionate and engaging presentation at our self-build and community-led housing event…we could have listened to him all night. Enormous thanks for travelling to Eden to share your knowledge and experience with us.

Eden District Council

The feedback from our partners, tenants and colleagues was nothing but positive. Charlie was the exact person we needed on the day, he was a great personality to have with us and chatted to all guests. On his presentation, both the Chair of the Society and Donna, our CEO are to reflect on how we as a Society and an affordable housing provider can incorporate his points raised going forward with our development plans.

South Western Housing Society 75th Birthday Celebrations

Charlie’s talk was really well presented, and I felt dovetailed well with the day’s event. Very personable laid-back character and appeared to get on well with those at his table. Talks a lot of sense and appreciates the role concrete has to play.

The Concrete Society, Evolving Concrete

Charlie is a great presenter and wonderfully engaging, with many laughs along the way. I would thoroughly recommend Charlie for a variety of audiences, everyone will learn a lot from his depth of knowledge and experience. Very enjoyable.


Please accept my warm personal thanks, and those of Coventry City Council, for the excellent way in which you introduced and chaired the Symposium last week. The way you did this was key to its smooth running and success. It was a pleasure to meet you and listen to your opening remarks which set the scene for the presentations which followed. The way you facilitated the individual Q&A sessions and the panel discussion was a highlight of the day for many. Delegates from other cities and organisations have also expressed their thanks for a stimulating conference and your contribution to it. I hope we can welcome you to Coventry again. We are at the start of what promises to be an exciting journey and I would welcome the opportunity for us to work with you again.


Thank you for your excellent presentation yesterday. The feedback that I received was that it was great to hear a guest speaker with views on the industry that were current and thought provoking. The only negative was that people in the other sessions wished they had been able to attend, so next time, you may be presenting to more people!


The day went fantastically well and all the kids, and adults, thought Charlie was fantastic. I had sent him an email containing the winning designs the day before and I was unbelievably impressed that he’s not only had a quick look through but had clearly studied them all in great detail.
He was a brilliant ambassador and I?m really pleased that he’s told me to get in touch with him again with a view to doing a feature for my next magazine which comes out in September which can look at various of the projects he’s working on and his great love of Cornwall.


I’m pleased to say everything went really well! Charlie is a great speaker. He’s got a lovely manner on stage, very relaxed but very engaging.


Charlie’s session was inspiring, engaging and delivered with both authority and flair. His knowledge and passion for sustainable architecture were evident throughout his speech and we were particularly impressed by his willingness to continue the debate informally after the session. Many delegates fed back to us that his session was the highlight of the event for them.


Charlie injected a spark of humour into a serious topic that got delegates and speakers talking afterwards. A few delegates were overheard saying that they would consider booking him for their events!


Charlie has attended Grand Designs Live in London and Birmingham in 2012, and we love having him. Charlie delivers a very engaging and well thought out seminar that has drawn in a large audience each time. His thought provoking seminars have encouraged visitor participation and we have received very positive feedback. He has always approached the shows in a very professional manner and has been keen to get involved with other areas of the show as well. Thank you!

Grand Designs Live (Show Manager, Median Ten)

A huge thank you to Charlie for hosting the AT Schueco Awards so brilliantly. Charlie did a fantastic job. His enthusiasm and obvious prep with the script made an enormous difference to the event. Feedback from the client, the winners and audience has been very positive.

AT Schueco Awards

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