The Coronation Street facilities will be built on a site at Trafford Wharf Road, adjacent to the Imperial War Museum North and across the Manchester Ship Canal from the main MediaCityUK complex. The plans for the site include the construction of a new external film set of Coronation Street and the surrounding parts of Weatherfield, together with two sound stage buildings, associated production facilities and offices for the programme. The facilities are being designed to provide a home for Coronation Street now and in the future.
In addition to the purpose built Coronation Street facilities, ITV will also be taking space across several floors within MediaCityUK's Orange Building, providing modern accommodation equipped with the latest technology for ITV Studios' production and management teams, ITV regional news, and support staff from across the business. ITV's regional news team will broadcast from a dedicated studio within the Orange building.
Peter Hepworth, Managing Director at Hepworth Acoustics commented: "Having provided acoustic consultancy services for the relocation of the Emmerdale Studios in Leeds, we are delighted to continue our working relationship with ITV. We look forward to working on this high profile project to provide a fitting home for Coronation Street for the next 50 years."