Friday, 6 December 2013

Coronation Street set to be re-opened to the public

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

The current Coronation set is to re-open to the public in March 2014 - it says here.

The Corrie set at Quay Street’s Granada Studios site is to open to the public as a tourist attraction. The set will be open for tours from March 2014 for 6 months until September 2014.

An ITV spokeswoman has today confirmed to us here at the Coronation Street Blog: "Construction is nearing completion on the new 7.7 acre Coronation Street site at MediaCityUK, with the production due to move across at a date to be agreed.

"After the production has moved to its new home, and subject to planning permission, we are looking into the possibility of opening the current Coronation Street set at our Quay Street site as a tourist attraction for a limited period, giving fans the opportunity to walk down the famous cobbles."

City centre councillor Kevin Peel said: “I’m really pleased that the Corrie set is going to be open to the public. We have long believed that the set would make a viable tourist attraction. Corrie’s millions of fans would flock to see it, bringing money in to Manchester’s economy. I hope we’ll be allowed to have a drink in the Rovers!”

See also: Coronation Street fan sights in Manchester

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