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New Corrie set 'at risk from WW2 bombs'

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Coronation Street's new set at Trafford Wharf is reportedly considered a 'high' bomb risk due to World War Two attacks on the site.

Developers working on the new building have been informed that unexploded bombs may have to be disabled, following a report submitted to Trafford Council. The Manchester Evening News reports that the area was heavily targeted during the Blitz.

A survey by geophysics company Zetica estimated that there could be around 85 unexploded, high-explosive bombs in the Salford Quays vicinity.

Mike Sainsbury from the organisation said: "We would advise the developers to undertake a detailed desk study on the history of the site during both world wars and, if necessary, call in a company like ours. We can do various probes to find out if there are any bombs in the area."

The paper also reports that planning permission for the new Granada Studios has been submitted. It claims that the external studios will be an exact replica of the current set, built to a larger scale.

"The buildings will be bigger to equip the set for HD televisions and other broadcasting developments," an ITV spokesperson added.

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