Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Corrie Studios going up!

The new Corrie studio block.  Picture copyright: M Llewellin
Yes, work continues apace at the site of the new Corrie studios.  This morning I got the chance to take a closer look as the steelwork for the main studio and office block is going up.
In the main MediaCity area, where the famous Blue Peter garden is situated, there are signs now appearing directing visitors towards the Coronation Street set - not that visitors will be admitted of course, or indeed, catch a glimpse of the street set which will be hidden by the studio block.

It's quite ironic that the studios should move to this site.  When Granada TV was looking for its first home, back in the 50s, the owners chose a site near here.  But as the car was taking Mr Bernstein back to the station in Manchester they passed an ampty site in Quay Street and he decided that was an even better locations for his studios.

The new signage.  Picture copyright: M Llewellin

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