For years the area surrounding the terraced houses, Rovers Return, corner shop, cafe and newsagents has existed only in the viewers’ imagination, but now fans can see what life is like beyond the cobbles.
Join us to find out more about how Victoria Street was created.
Designing a wider world
The first drawings were hand draughted and produced within the first 6 months of moving to the Trafford Wharf Road site back in 2014.
A cardboard and 3D computer model was created in the process to check every angle of the set before it was built.
The new set took over three years to develop from original drawings to completion.
Looking the part
In a nod to the soap’s 57 year history the road on the new set is made from 7000 cobbles reclaimed from the old Quay Street site, which was home to the residents of Coronation Street from 1982 to 2013.
The entire area has been aged to look as though it has been there for as long as Coronation Street and Rosamund Street.
The excellent bricklayers were asked for their ‘worst bricklaying’ The bricks needed to protrude, be uneven and chipped.
Ello, Ello, Ello
Round the corner from the main area is a modern two storey police station which will eventually have a reception, cells, corridors and interview rooms.
We Stand Together
Within the park, we wanted to create a beautiful and colourful tribute for those who sadly lost their lives in the Manchester bombing, last year.
A labour of love
The Victoria Street extension has taken a workforce of almost 1000 people.
A total of 150,000 working hours have gone into creating our 'perfectly imperfect' street extension.
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