Film, TV & Music Production

All studios

Situated on the former ITV Granada Headquarters, Enterprise City builds on a rich broadcast heritage which dates back to the 1950s. Much loved, important broadcasts came from this place with some of the best known names in the industry performing here. And now, we are reopening the studios and facilities as part of Enterprise City to herald a new era of industry-leading output.

The studios are the oldest operating purpose-built television studios in the United Kingdom. A unique place where the first television appearance by The Beatles in 1962 and by the Sex Pistols in 1976 took place, numerous dramas such as Brideshead Revisited and Jewel in the Crown were filmed, factual programming such as World in Action, and the world’s longest running soap opera, Coronation Street, were all produced here.

The development of the site after 1945 reflects the rise of the leisure and entertainment industries and the capacity for Manchester to challenge London’s position with a TV provider that matched its BBC rival in its ability to both inform and entertain. The legacy of the Coronation Street set as an icon of popular UK history can be put alongside the triumphs of the industrial age in terms of its national influence.

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Old Granada Studios

A culture of cool places. World-renowned hotel, studios, co-working, homes, food and drink.

Old Granada Studios is a true Manchester landmark; a building brimming with heritage and history, and now reborn as one of the centrepieces of the new St. John’s neighbourhood. The re-invention of this famous building is creating a place where people come together to live, work, stay and play. It will be a new cultural destination for the city, anchored with an exclusive 200 bed hotel at its heart, alongside contemporary city apartments, bespoke workspaces, event spaces, production and recording studios, and carefully curated bars, cafes and restaurants.


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