24housing favourite Les Dennis films Coronation Street scenes on Salford estate
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Social housing favourite Les Dennis films Coronation Street scenes on Salford estate
Coronation Street film crews have been filming on a Salford housing estate, which is being used as the backdrop for the character of 24housing magazine favourite, Les Dennis.
Programme makers have been filming at Bourne House on Amersham Street in Pendleton - the fictional home of a new character played by Mr Dennis.
The property is managed by social landlord Salix Homes – which was delighted to welcome Coronation Street to film scenes for the upcoming storyline.
Stars from the show including Helen Worth, who plays Gail McIntyre, Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt, and Ben Price, who plays Nick Tilsley, joined Mr Dennis on set to film their scenes.
Coronation Street has recently relocated its set from Granada Studios in Manchester to Media City on Salford Quays.
Programme makers approached Salix Homes when they were looking for a nearby location to film some external scenes.
Sue Sutton, Salix's chief executive, said: “Coronation Street is a national institution and the fictional town of Weatherfield is supposed to be in Salford, so we were thrilled to let them film some scenes in one of our properties.
“Salix Homes does in fact have a rather interesting connection with ‘Corrie’ anyway. The real Coronation Street on the New Barracks Estate in Ordsall is in the heart of one of our estates and is said to have been the inspiration for the name behind the world famous soap opera.
“With Media City on our doorstep, Salford is quickly becoming a really desirable location for film and programme makers and we can’t wait to see our property brought to life in Coronation Street.”
The exciting scenes featuring Mr Dennis will be aired on Wednesday, July 2, Thursday, July, 3, Friday, July 4 and Monday, July 7.
Salix will use the revenue raised from the filming to fund a garden project at nearby Lark Hill Primary School in Pendleton.