Landmark Old Granada Studios redevelopment plans approved
Allied London has received revised planning consent from Manchester City Council for its plans to redevelop the iconic Old Granada Studios (OGS). Old Granada Studios is a true Manchester landmark; a building brimming with heritage and history that will become a centrepiece of Enterprise City.
The revised plans see the celebrated studios 02, 06, 08 and 12 retained and refurbished to provide a unique suite of multi-functional filming, production and studio facilities. New operational business, All Studios, will manage and operate the space and has already enticed Peaky Blinders, Safe, Wanderlust and Snatch to film at the studios.
A new nine storey workspace / residential building will replace the old annex building and will feature retail units, workspace, and residential space. The new destination will foster business growth through the Enterprise City brand, which looks to provide workspaces for digital, tech and media industries. A range of spaces will be available to facilitate knowledge and expertise sharing for creative businesses that range from Small-to-Medium Enterprises right through to fully established companies.
Allied London, Chief Executive, Michael Ingall commented: “This is a second consent for the building and is important as it will enable us to now realise our more defined and focussed plans to revive the former home of ITV and transform the iconic studios in to a new creative, digital and cultural hub. We are now going to greatly expand the TV and Film studios activity to create something that will have national prominence through our All Studios platform. Our ABC and Bonded Warehouse projects, due for completion this year, will form a big part of this cluster and both encourage use and promotion of the studios and are already attracting big names in the media industry.”