Grand Designs' water tower conversion home designed by Leeds architects in show's top five

The conversion of a 10-floor Victorian water tower in central London designed by architects in Yorkshire was chosen by Kevin McLeod as one of his top five favourite homes since Channel 4's Grand Designs started.

Leeds-based architects Acanthus WSM together with its associated company Woodhall Conservation designed and secured detailed planning consent for the memorable renovation.

The converted water tower in central London.

The converted water tower in central London.

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Kevin McLeod praised owners Graham and Leigh for restoring the building in London in just nine months, saying it was "one of the most dynamic and intelligent restoration projects" he's "ever had the pleasure to follow".

In an episode aired this week, the presenter picked his favourite designs over the show's decade of broadcasting.

The design included a contemporary two-storey cube fitted with the largest set of sliding doors in Europe to provide generous kitchen and living space while the conversion of the roof top tank to a 24ft living room boasts 360-degree views across central London.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom Grade II-listed building reportedly cost more than £2m to convert and went on the market last year for £3.6million.

Jonathon Wingfield, managing director of Acanthus WSM, said: “We are delighted to have been responsible for the original design of this amazing building and are particularly pleased that it has captured the interest of so many people."