Field Notes from Granadaland /
Over the last year I’ve been visiting and photographing the Old Granada Studios site in central Manchester with Skyliner writer Hayley Flynn. It was great to explore all of the strange spaces and to discover the rich history of this part of the city.
You can see the full project here www.granadalandgallery.com
We were commissioned to produce this creative archiving project by Allied London who are in the process of redeveloping the site as St John’s.
Combining fine art photography and place-writing we have documented the spirit, history and architecture of the Old Granada Studios.
In it’s prime the studios were used to film and produce many high profile television shows. From Coronation Street and Stars in Their Eyes to World in Action and Mastermind. The site was also home to The Granada Studio Tours. A city center theme park that allowed the public to visit the sets and find out about film and television production.
On the website you can read Hayley’s research and stories that chart not just the history of Granada Studios, but also the original industrial buildings and tunnels beneath. A history that goes back over one hundred and fifty years.
You can see more of my photography looking at forgotten spaces in modern cities in these galleries www.andrewbrooksphotography.com/main-gallery.php
Visit Hayley's Skyliner Website here www.theskyliner.org