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Entertainment First look at EastEnders' £87million set: Aerial photos show revamped Queen Vic, terraced houses and railway line as all-new Albert Square begins to take shape

05:10  18 november  2019
05:10  18 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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EastEnders ' new set is beginning to take shape with aerial photos showing a revamped Albert Square . Construction of the soap's recognisable terraced houses , railway line and the Queen Vic is well under way. The replica is already expected to go £ 27 million over budget - costing around £

EASTENDERS fans have been given their first look at the pic £ 87 m set revamp which shows Albert Square like never before – with Queen Vic and famous station Plans were first submitted four years ago and new drone pictures show that the all - new HD-ready Walford is really starting to take shape .

a close up of a building: Progress: The new set of EastEnders is finally beginning to take shape- four years after plans were submitted to replace the current one at London's Elstree Studios © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Progress: The new set of EastEnders is finally beginning to take shape- four years after plans were submitted to replace the current one at London's Elstree Studios The new set of EastEnders is finally beginning to take shape- four years after plans were submitted to replace the current one at London's Elstree Studios.  

Aerial photos show a revamped and HD-ready Albert Square complete with the BBC soap's recognisable terraced houses, block of flats, railway line and the Queen Vic. 

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The replica is already expected to go £27 million over budget - costing around £86.7million in total - and will be completed two-and-half years later than planned.

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Maddy Hill, Sam Strike, Kellie Bright, Danny Dyer, Linda Henry, Luisa Bradshaw-White posing for a photo in front of a building: Exciting: The new set is predicted to be ready for filming in 2023 (pictured L-R) Nancy Carter (Maddy Hill), Johnny (Sam Strike), Linda (Kellie Bright), Mick Danny Dyer), Shirley(Linda Henry) and Tina (Luisa Bradshaw White) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Exciting: The new set is predicted to be ready for filming in 2023 (pictured L-R) Nancy Carter (Maddy Hill), Johnny (Sam Strike), Linda (Kellie Bright), Mick Danny Dyer), Shirley(Linda Henry) and Tina (Luisa Bradshaw White) Huge progress has been made since March, where the plot was almost empty apart from scaffolding and building appliances. 

a display in a building: Building works: Aerial photos show a revamped and HD-ready Albert Square complete with the BBC soap's recognisable terraced houses, block of flats, railway line and the Queen Vic © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Building works: Aerial photos show a revamped and HD-ready Albert Square complete with the BBC soap's recognisable terraced houses, block of flats, railway line and the Queen Vic Eight months on, Albert Square is beginning to take shape with the main structural work of the Queen Vic and Walford's terraced houses having been completed.  

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EastEnders' fans will be happy to see the new square will have all the old favourites including a new block of luxury flats, railway tunnel and line. 


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The first Extra Camp of the series saw the introduction of its new presenting team, consisting of Joel One posted: 'Dec said what we were all thinking: 'Where did you get those rangers from??' while First look at EastEnders ' £ 87 million set : Aerial photos show revamped Queen Vic , terraced

The current set was built in 1984 using steel frames, plywood and plaster brick panels. It was intended to last only two years. 

Expensive: Costs of the new project (pictured) at the studios in Hertfordshire have spiralled and it is £27million over the original budget © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Expensive: Costs of the new project (pictured) at the studios in Hertfordshire have spiralled and it is £27million over the original budget The poor quality of construction means high-definition filming is not possible, while health and safety concerns have caused delays to filming.

a boat sitting on top of a building: Iconic: Pictured railway line on current set © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Iconic: Pictured railway line on current set The updated set will allow the crew to film the programme in HD as bosses feared filming above standard definition on the current set would allow viewers to notice the fronts of the Queen Vic and its surrounding buildings are made of plaster and plywood. 

a group of items on display: The work continues: Builders were hard at work putting the roof on a terraced house (left) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The work continues: Builders were hard at work putting the roof on a terraced house (left)

The BBC is building the new 'front lot' – a brickwork replica of the current set – and a 'back lot' which will provide extra locations to 'better reflect modern East End London'.  

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His show always began with Benny in a public park leering lasciviously at a bevy of young beauties in their scanties. He'd be arrested for that sort First look at EastEnders ' £ 87 million set : Aerial photos show revamped Queen Vic , terraced houses and railway as new Albert Square takes shape .

Unseen image shows Kate Middleton's grandfather Peter Middleton with Prince Philip when he acted as co-pilot on the Duke of Edinburgh's 1962 tour of South America. First look at EastEnders ' £ 87 million set : Aerial photos show revamped Queen Vic , terraced houses and railway as new

Getting an upgrade: Terraced houses made of plywood on current set © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Getting an upgrade: Terraced houses made of plywood on current set It has been reported that one of the new locations will be a mosque. 

an aerial view of a city: Renovation: The BBC said: 'The set of EastEnders was built in 1984 and only intended for use for two years. Over 30 years later, the show remains one of the BBC’s flagship programmes and yet is filming from a set that is no longer fit for purpose' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Renovation: The BBC said: 'The set of EastEnders was built in 1984 and only intended for use for two years. Over 30 years later, the show remains one of the BBC’s flagship programmes and yet is filming from a set that is no longer fit for purpose' The front lot is expected to cost £54.7million – 75 per cent more than planned – after it took 11 months for the BBC to negotiate with its contractor Wates. 

a building that has a sign on the side of a road: Made of bricks: The updated set will allow the crew to film the programme in HD as bosses feared filming above standard definition on the current set would allow viewers to notice the fronts of the Queen Vic are made of plaster and plywood © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Made of bricks: The updated set will allow the crew to film the programme in HD as bosses feared filming above standard definition on the current set would allow viewers to notice the fronts of the Queen Vic are made of plaster and plywood Construction began on the project- named E20- earlier this year, while the back lot is still 'at an early design stage'. 

a close up of a building: Push backs: The replica is already expected to go £27 million over budget and will be completed two-and-half years later than planned © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Push backs: The replica is already expected to go £27 million over budget and will be completed two-and-half years later than planned Responsibility for the E20 project lies with Richard Dawkins, the £195,000-a-year chief operating officer of BBC Content. 

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an aerial view of a city: Recognisable: Albert Square is beginning to take shape with the main structural work of Queen Vic and Walford's terraced houses having been completed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Recognisable: Albert Square is beginning to take shape with the main structural work of Queen Vic and Walford's terraced houses having been completed

A damning National Audit Office report published last December found the BBC's poor planning and lack of expertise means it will cost 45 per cent more.

Pricey: The front lot is expected to cost £54.7million – 75 per cent more than planned – after it took 11 months for the BBC to negotiate with its contractor Wates © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pricey: The front lot is expected to cost £54.7million – 75 per cent more than planned – after it took 11 months for the BBC to negotiate with its contractor Wates The NAO says the Corporation 'will not be able to deliver value for money' with the project, named E20 after the soap opera's fictional Walford postcode, which is being funded entirely from the £150.50-a-year TV licence fee.

a large building: New front lot: The BBC is building the new 'front lot' – a brickwork replica of the current set – and a 'back lot' which will provide extra locations to 'better reflect modern East End London' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New front lot: The BBC is building the new 'front lot' – a brickwork replica of the current set – and a 'back lot' which will provide extra locations to 'better reflect modern East End London' The BBC said in a statement: 'The set of EastEnders was built in 1984 and only intended for use for two years. Over 30 years later, the show remains one of the BBC’s flagship programmes and yet is filming from a set that is no longer fit for purpose.' 

a circuit board: Oh dear: A damning National Audit Office report published last December found the BBC's poor planning and lack of expertise means it will cost 45 per cent more © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Oh dear: A damning National Audit Office report published last December found the BBC's poor planning and lack of expertise means it will cost 45 per cent more 'The new set will be suitable for HD filming for the first time and extend Walford to better reflect modern East End London.'

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