The BBC has started the procurement race for a contractor to rebuild its famous Albert Square set for Eastenders.
The new £15m set will have a more ‘authentic’ East London feel and be built with the high-quality materials required for High Definition broadcasting.
The current set has stood for more than 30 years following the programme’s first broadcast on 19 February 1985.
Contractors have until October 14 to express an interest in the project with full details available here
Up to five firms will be shortlisted for the contract which is expected to last at least 26 months.