Thursday, 24 October 2013

Coronation Street site sold to developers

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog September 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street's former offices in Manchester is to be turned into a residential and commercial quarter after it was sold for £26m, reports the BBC.

The building in Quay Street has been bought by developers Allied London and Manchester City Council.

They intend to submit planning applications after the move (although there was confirmation earlier this year that Ikea will take over the site.)

As for the current Coronation Street set, its future remains uncertain. An application made by an anonymous individual, asking English Heritage to give the Coronation Street set listed status to secure its future, was refused.

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