CORONATION STREET could be on the move in a shake-up of broadcaster ITV’s north west England operations, it emerged yesterday.
ITV is understood to be considering moving production of the long-running soap opera and other hit shows from its historic central Manchester studios to a new broadcasting complex in Salford.
The broadcaster is thought to be close to concluding talks with property group Peel Holdings about a move from the Quay Street offices to the MediaCityUK complex.
ITV is believed likely to keep Quay Street in the short to medium-term, but could sell it when the property market picks up. The group still has a London headquarters by the Thames.
Peel and ITV have not agreed a deal but it is thought an announcement is weeks away.
An ITV spokesman described the claims about the move as speculative.
“We are examining a number of options regarding ITV’s Manchester base to ensure we have a fit-for-purpose production complex in the North-west,” he said.