Work on the transformation of Manchester’s Old Granada Studios into a “digital and creative hub” is set to begin next month after the local council approved planning permission.
The redevelopment will see TV studios two, six, eight and 12 retained and refurbished.
The plans, submitted by owners Allied London, also include the Granada TV office building being turned into a hotel, a 10-storey residential building and a workspace block for start-ups and SMEs.
All Studios, Allied London’s studios business, will operate the space and has already signed up Peaky Blinders, Safe, Wanderlust and Snatch to film at the studios.
Allied London’s chief executive, Michael Ingall, said: “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 into a new creative, digital and cultural hub.
“We are now going to greatly expand the TV/film studios activity to create something that will have national prominence through our All Studios platform.”