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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Plans submitted for the Coronation Street Experience

The existing Coronation Street set tours will be enhanced with a new Coronation Street Experience building - including a gift shop that looks like the Rovers Return.  I'm liking the sound of a shop, as this suggests (hurrah!) that there might be Corrie merchandise to buy. We've got a Corrie shop over at and any more merchandise is greatly welcomed by fans.

Manchester Evening News reports that a planning application has been submitted for a three-storey Coronation Street Experience building in the compound on Trafford Wharf Road.

It will include a dedicated entrance for soap fans coming to see the set, as well as a separate Corrie and ITV gift shop accessed through a replica Rovers Return frontage.

The ground floor will also house a cafe bar, with proposed opening hours from 8am to 11.30pm, and a 70-seat auditorium where studio tour introductions will take place.

An open plan exhibition space displaying sets from the soap, along with other ITV show memorabilia, will occupy part of the first floor.It will also feature a multi-purpose projection room, the plans reveal.

The second floor will house conference facilities and a roof terrace covered with a canopy.The rear of the building will have a changeable backdrop that can be used for Coronation Street filming.

Images submitted with the plans show it dressed with a pharmacy facade.

Plans are here if you want to see them.
Glenda Young
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