|The new Corrie studio block. Picture copyright: M Llewellin|
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|