The cobbles have got a new look

The Coronation Street set has undergone quite a transformation.

Filming is being moved from Manchester city centre to the MediaCityUK site in Salford, meaning the scenery is being completely rebuilt.

But some members of staff on the ITV soap are worried that viewers will be able to spot the difference.

The bricks on characters’ houses are looking very new and shiny, while local pub the Rovers Return is sporting an extra upstairs window.

A 50-year-old tree outside hairdresser Audrey Roberts‘ salon is nowhere to be seen, although it’s thought it may have been left behind because it creates problems during shooting.

The new set will double in size so there’s more room for cameras to manoeuvre and the road will be wide enough for two cars to pass each other outside the Rovers for the first time.

A massive 11,000 cobbles, 190,000 bricks and seven colours of mortar are being used to make sure everything looks realistic in high definition.

The building works should be completed by the end of the year – but special attention may have to be paid to ensure nothing appears too modern.

‘There are a few months left before the move happens so it will be interesting to see what the bosses do,’ an insider tells the Daily Mirror.

‘There is a real possibility that the bricks will have to be coated with a special substance to give them a more aged look.’

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Anna Duff