WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff takes starring role in studio remake

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed as building services engineer on the highrise towers replacing the Manchester TV studios where Coronation Street was filmed for more than 50 years.

The consultant is working with architect Child Graddon Lewis on a planning application being submitted this month by developer Allied London.

The proposed first phase includes interconnecting towers of 35 and 50 storeys.

It will eventually feature six towers across two sites, incorporating 1,200 homes, retail units, restaurants, education facilities and office space.

The global engineer is currently providing services at 22 Bishopsgate as reported in July’s Journal.