Fair City’s set is to be rebuilt from scratch at a new location on the RTE set as part of a major cost cutting drive.
The national broadcaster is selling the land on which the current set is built, as part of a plan to sell nine acres of “under-utilised” land at their Donnybrook headquarters.
The sale is expected to generate up to €75m of much needed funds, which will be used for investment and debt reduction.
The new set will be a carbon copy of the existing streetscape that is currently used for filming the long-running soap.
According to the Independent.ie, RTE has assured viewers that there will be no disruption to the show while construction takes place.
“As part of RTE’s decision to sell a portion of under-utilised land on the Donnybrook site… RTE will also move the Fair City lot to a new location onsite,” it said.
“Fair City currently films on a number of indoor and outdoor locations throughout RTE’s Donnybrook campus, some of which are situated next to the proposed new location for the set.”