Coronation Street will be getting a huge new set which will include a restaurant, shops and a park.

The ITV soap is going to start airing six episodes a week from this month and there will be a massive shake-up to the set as it brings even more dramatic storylines to our screens.

Corrie boss Kate Oates revealed to What's On TV that the construction will be completed by next spring next year to provide with a new restaurant, park and shops.

She explained: "There will be a couple of new businesses and we're going to have a little park area," she said.

"So not everything will happen at the Red Rec."

"Sometimes we say in the story office that if Maxine hadn't died where would people go to think - because it is Maxine's bench where people have their pensive moments."

"So they will have somewhere else for a pensive moment. You want precincts where people can gather."

"There may also be another eaterie with a different kind of vibe. We have already got the cafe and bistro. It's nice to see a community feel."

"It does well for social dynamics if you've got people who were friends who are now colleagues or someone is someone's boss. It always adds a nice energy."

It was recently confirmed that Coronation Street will air an extra episode per week, on Wednesday evenings at 8.30pm.

Now fans will get double dose of Weatherfield action on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

Source: OK! Magazine
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