The infamous soap’s set is to be completely re-built at the corporation’s Elstree studios

The BBC is looking for a contractor to completely re-build Eastenders’ Albert Square.

The current film lot was constructed in 1984, but after 30 years of explosive drama the set is decaying and the BBC has decided to re-build.

The contractor will be required to work with the Eastenders and E20 programme team in Elstree to create a film set with a more “authentic” East London feel and be constructed in high-quality materials required for HD broadcasting and in order to protect and future proof one of the corporation’s most important programmes. The contract is for 26 months with a potential 24 month extension.

The deadline for pre-qualification questionnaires is 14 October 2016. More information can be found at