Saturday, 17 December 2011

Corrie's new set: List of noticeable changes

Over at Coronation Street Blog yesterday, I blogged about pictures of the Corrie set model being
released, in this post I will list the number of changes to the set that I have noticed, all of them seem to benefit the show in someway.

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1. Mawdsley Street's back end now looks mostly complete, as if these houses could now be used or be seen more in the show, which could be interesting as Mawdsley Street has never really featured in the show all that much.

2. The mural behind the Rovers viaduct now looks quite a bit larger, the main reason for this seems to be that the area behind the street is going to be at the same level as the street itself, which will allow for more cars to enter from that area of the street.

3. As you can see in the comparison picture, Underworld is very small on the current set, which seems at odds with the two floored version of the factory we had before Tony blew it up. The strange thing is, the current factory will be noticeably smaller than how it seems on the exterior set, maybe we will finally see the fabled packaging department?

4. There are now two front windows on the front of the Rovers, a lot of Corrie fans noted this when the plans were first released and were somewhat puzzled at the addition, compare here between the current Rovers and the new Rovers.

5. The gardens will now be a lot larger, which will be good for the Webster family, who currently have a very cramped back garden due to the conservatory that appeared a few years ago.

6. A small extension has been made to the back of the Rovers, I'm actually not to sure if this exists at the current set, but it stood out as being new.

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1. The first big difference I noticed looking at the model is there now seems to be a wall beside the tram tracks on Coronation Street, while this will stop any future tram crashes, it also looks like we wont be able to see the tram going over the street anymore, which is a little disappointing. Although it could simply be to stop people from seeing onto the street as much and is actually removable.

2. This one is a little obvious, but on the new set there will be no large "Granada Studios" type building overlooking the set, which means the directors wont have to be so careful with their shots near the Rovers. though, as can be seen from this picture, there will be a mass of buildings which will no longer crowd the surrounding area of the set.

3. It seems as if Victoria Street has now gained itself a back street, on the current set, this area doesn't exist at all, it will be interesting to see if they use this area of the set or not. In general though, it well help the area seem less enclosed.

4. Victoria Court will finally be more or a solid structure than the current facade, also it looks like the bridge between the new part of Victoria Court and the old Bonded Warehouse part of Victoria Court will now be more permanent, I wouldn't be surprised if they added a Rosamund Street style mural at the other side.

5. Nothing big about this, just that the Bookies will finally be a solid structure.

6. Probably the best fix to the new set yet, in the comparison pic it is clear to see that the viaduct on the current set just seems to end, on the new set, the viaduct will continue to run past Nutall's Brewery. This will help avoid moments like this in 2007 where it became painfully obvious that Coronation Street is a set.

And that is the end of the noticeable changes to the new set, thanks for reading!

6 comments:

Grant said...

Great blog. Really interesting. Also, a notable change is how the windows at the side of the rovers have been placed in the correct area in the wall, and they have also gained another upstairs window at the side. I also think the corner shop may have gained another upstairs window at the front too. Wish they'd give some indication towards the windows in the two flats above the kabin, or extend it at least, because it's virtually impossible for two flats the fit above that tiny shop!

Chewy said...

You're right! I hadn't noticed the new window on the Corner shop lol, about the flat, I think Steve and Karen's old one is the one in the unit just next to the garage and Rita's is at the front, I say this because Steve & Karen's old flat hasnt changed since before the tram crash. :)

Grant said...

True, however surely it would have had to have changed slightly due to structural disruption? When Tina lived in No12 a few years back, she often looked out the windows at the front. Or perhaps Corrie writers totally forgot that the tram crashed, or their budget was low haha! Actually, when looking carefully, the Kabin seems to have also gained windows where the tram supposedly crashed, so my question may be answered.

Grant said...

Also, where did you get the image of the 'new rovers' from? Have they released sketches of all the buildings on the street like that one?

Chewy said...

I got the image from here
http://planningdocs.trafford.gov.uk/pamsearch/planning_application_search_pam.jsp?APPLICATION_NUMBER=76204/FULL/2010&SearchType=Planning%20Application/%22

There's a few different pics in there :)

Paul Day said...

Went on http://planningdocs.trafford.gov.uk/pamsearch/planning_application_search_pam.jsp?APPLICATION_NUMBER=76204/FULL/2010&SearchType=Planning%20A

But couldn't find the images you mentioned above.