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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Original Corrie cobbles now pave Victoria Street


There's an interesting - if somewhat technical - article all about the bricks and cobbles used in the construction of the Victoria Street set.

The article is on a building website called Brickfab who have supplied Coronation Street with two chimney stacks to top off the set construction.


They've also got some good pictures of the construction of the new street on their website too.

And it goes on to confirm that one of Brickfab’s clients, Seddon, reclaimed 7,000 cobbles from the original set to pave Victoria Street. 

This is something we exclusively revealed two years ago.

To extend the set, a total of 200,000 bricks and brick slips were laid, with 2,500 tonnes of cast stone, 6,500 tonnes of concrete and 350 tonnes of tarmac holding the extension together.

National Sales & Marketing Manager at Brickfab explained “The end customer had a very specific brief and fixing requirement. Whilst the chimneys needed to be prefabricated and capable of fitting to a steel frame, the chimneys had to look solid from the air above and the streets below using full bricks rather than slip faces."

So there you have it. Bricks, cobbles, we bring you the works!

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2 comments:

maggie muggins said...

Somehow makes those dreary photos of the old location here a few weeks ago a distant memory. The non-brick-layer / architect nerd in me loves this blog-post!

Kuara Smith said...

The best use of reclaimed brick is in the interior of Café and restaurant to give the vintage Look. For the wooden exterior,cedar cladding is the unique solution for the exterior design of your building.

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