Allied London and Manchester City Council have agreed a £26.5m deal with ITV to buy the old Granada Studios site.
There are plans to develop the site into a residential area, subject to planning applications.
More top news
The 70-year-old died at the scene. A man's been arrested.
Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston has been highlighting the barriers she faces on a daily basis on social media.
New research has shown that swimming benefits our mental health as well as our physical health.