Coronation Street's Old Set Is Now Like A Ghost Town, And It's Weirdly Upsetting

The cobbles have been ripped up.

30/09/2016 11:39

New photos have revealed how the old ‘Coronation Street’ set has become a ghost town, after being abandoned last year. 

Builders have begun working on redeveloping the ITV soap’s old Manchester site, and have already ripped up the Street’s iconic cobbles.

The snaps - published on the Twitter page of ‘Corrie’ podcast ‘Conversation Street’ - also reveal how shops have been boarded up, with plastic also placed across windows of the residences.

The Granada Studios lot was snapped up by developers Allied London for £26 million in 2013, as the soap moved to brand new studios in Salford’s MediaCity, where the set was rebuilt.

Before the developers moved in, the show’s old home opened as a tourist attraction in April 2014, closing its doors to the public last Christmas. 

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The soap moved to its new home in Salford's Media City in December 2013

Fans had launched a petition to save the Quay Street site from demolition, and there was even an application made to try and obtain listed status. 

However, English Heritage turned the request down as the site was not deemed to be historic enough.

Shops and flats will be built on the site, which was home to ‘Coronation Street’ for more than 30 years, after the show moved there in 1982. 

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