School Conversion: It’s the second of the two quarter-finals and three previous winners battle it out for two places in the semi-final. This time the pressure is on as our amateurs take on three double-height reception rooms in an imposing Edwardian school conversion. The competition is fierce as the designers have £1,200 and just three days to complete their rooms – knowing that one of them will leave the competition at the end. Our first designer is out to deliver an edgy scheme, answering a whimsical and decadent brief with a flock of ornamental birds. The second designer must work to a refined brief, while still showcasing their natural creative flair. While our third designer is out to prove they are learning the rules of design, but a lack of knowledge in spatial planning could prove problematic when working with the awkward double-height rooms. Architectural Historian Tom Dyckhoff delves into the fascinating history of this grand school building, while judges Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood decide which two designers will go through to the semi-final and which one will leave the competition.