Coronation Street has revealed plans to expand its existing precinct to include a new exterior construction called Weatherfield Precinct.
His ITV show is the most watched series in the UK and this week switched to hour-long episodes in the new 8pm slot.
The show’s setting, a 7.7-acre site at Trafford near Manchester, will be expanded to make way for a two-story construction with cottages, stairs and balconies leading to the cottages. , a square and a variety of easily accessible local shops and units.
Construction on the new building began this week and is expected to take six months to complete.
Coronation Street production designer Rosie Mullins-Hoyle said: “We are extremely excited to begin construction of the Weatherfield Precinct this week after a year of engineering, modeling, visualization. And planning.
“An amazing amount of research has been done focusing on local 1960s architecture and we are trying to create an authentic Weatherfield area with a stronger street vibe. existing that we know and love.”
This area is not a completely new concept that has previously been covered in the soap’s dialogue with the characters going to the parade of stores.
However, the new series will give screenwriters the opportunity to expand on the show, providing an opportunity to explore plot beyond the intricacies of Coronation Street itself, ITV said.
Coronation Street series producer Iain MacLeod said: “The legendary Weatherfield Preserve has been much discussed, but rarely seen on the show in our 61 years, and I am truly excited to expand the universe. Coronation Street tower.
“Plans for the shopping area, drawn directly from the real-world Salford environment, inspired show creator Tony Warren and demonstrate the authenticity and ambition we still tackle. when it comes to the hour-long episodes this week.”
The outdoor lot was last significantly expanded in 2018 when the Victoria Street area was added to the site on the Manchester Train Canal.
Additions include Victoria Gardens, Speed Daal, Weatherfield tram stop, Trim Up North, George Shuttleworth’s funeral parlor and an expanded Weatherfield Police Station.
The film opens with one of Coronation Street’s most recognizable faces, Sue Nicholls, who plays Audrey Roberts.
Coronation Street is the longest-running television series in the world and holds the Guinness World Record for this achievement, along with the longest-serving cast, William Roache OBE, who starred in the TV series as Ken Barlow since the first episode on December 9, 1960.
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