Filming has commenced on the new EastEnders set for the first time

First look images of the new Albert Square and the iconic Queen Vic have been released as filming started on the new EastEnders on Tuesday (11 January).

The new set replaces the former Albert Square which – having been built in 1984 with an intention to be used for two years – is no longer fit for purpose.

The investment in the BBC’s longest-running TV serial drama and wider BBC Elstree Centre enables improved HD for our audiences and enhanced filming options. EastEnders production are now able to explore new areas on screen and writers, producers and directors have greater freedom to drive further creativity.