Coronation Street set to double in size
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 December 2012
Two cars will be able to pass each other on the 'Coronation Street' cobbles for the first time in the ITV1 soap's history when the show moves from its Granada Studios base in Manchester to the city's Media City complex
The 'Coronation Street' set is to double in size.
For the first time in the ITV1 soap's history, two cars will be able to pass each other on the famous cobbled Weatherfield street when the show makes a move from Granada Studios in Manchester to the city's new Media City complex.
Antony Cotton - who plays flamboyant factory worker Sean Tully - said: "The street will be made wider so two cars can pass each other! Woohoo! There will probably be loads of scenes written in with two cars passing each other.
"They will be using exactly the same formation of cobbles as are in the current set but the street will be wider. At the moment only one car can go down."
The Weatherfield houses - which are currently one-third scale replicas - will also become full size, but stars face a wait before they can spread out in the properties because the process is currently one year behind schedule, and the cast have been told their Media City base is unlikely to be finished until 2014.
Antony added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Around 35 years ago there were around 30 cast members, now we have 70.
"We have gone from two episodes to three episodes a week to five ... making double the volume in the same studio facilities. So things have had to change. We will have four sound stages at the new facility compared with the two we have now."