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PTSG completes specialist works at ITV

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed specialist electrical testing at the famous set and production base of Coronation Street at MediaCityUK, Manchester.

Originally commissioned by Granada Television, the first episode of Coronation Street was aired on 9th December 1960 at 7pm, and was not initially a critical success; Daily Mirror columnist Ken Irwin claimed the series would only last three weeks. However, by 7th February 2020, the soap opera aired its landmark 10,000th episode, the runtime of which was extended to 60 minutes.

In 2014, production moved to a new site at Trafford Wharf, a former dock area about two miles to the east, part of the MediaCityUK complex. The Trafford Wharf backlot is built upon a former truck stop site next to the Imperial War Museum North. It took two years from start to finish to recreate the iconic Street. The houses were built to almost full scale after previously being three-quarter size.

PTSG’s Electrical Services engineers have completed a full test and inspection of the lightning protection system which keeps the set and staff of the popular soap safe in the event of an electrical storm.

As the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services, PTSG performs a numerous inspections of lightning protection systems for customers in virtually every industry sector. They can reveal repairs and remedial works which engineers also deliver to keep systems performing at optimal efficiency, providing valuable peace of mind.

Image: Graham Hogg. Shared with thanks under the Creative Commons License.

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