(This post was originally posted by Chewy on the Coronation Street Blog in February 2013.)
In next few weeks in the lead up to the switchover on-screen, I will be taking a closer look at the differences between the old Coronation Street set and the new set.
A lot of news articles all mentioned that the biggest change on the new set was the size of Coronation Street, but I think the biggest and best change of all is actually Victoria Street, ever since it was first shown in 1999 has always seemed a little cramped, due to size limitations at the old Granada studios set, it never really looked quite right.
The new Victoria Street however, looks bigger, a lot bigger, for example, in the picture above left, you will be able to see that there is enough room for two cars to pass Victoria Court, at the old set there was barely enough room for one.
Another noticeable difference is a whole new area of Victoria Court, which turns away down another unseen street, this is a brilliant little change, as it will make the Coronation Street area feel a bit more connected to 'Wider Weatherfield'.
The opposite end of Victoria Street that leads to Nuttall's Brewery has grown significantly larger too, making the entrance way to the fabled brewery seem a little more impressive. Also, Steve will finally have room to park the Streetcars fleet without blocking access. Which he better be happy about!
However the most noticeable difference to most fans will be the new door next to Roy's Rolls, which seems a little bit of a strange addition as nobody is sure where it will lead. It may just be a new entrance to Roy's flat, so maybe we can expect the staircase in the cafe to disappear?
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