Eastenders set is back under construction as builders return to finish the new Queen Vic and Phil Mitchell’s Arches


EASTENDERS builders are back to work in full force following lockdown restrictions.

Construction work is continuing on set of the new £87million site at the Elstree Centre in Borehamwood, opposite the current set.

Workmen back on site of the new set

The workmen were seen back on the new site of the Eastenders set working hard on the mammoth job after lockdown.

Observing the government’s orders, the builders made sure they kept 2m apart and adhered to social distancing.

Major work is being carried out on the BBC soap’s iconic buildings including The Arches, Kath’s Cafe and The Queen Vic.

Trucks seen unloading at the Elstree grounds

A worker on set

The iconic pub is finally taking shape after months of continuous works from builders.

EastEnders fans will also get some new additions to the Square, with a block of luxury flats, a railway tunnel and line also being built on the plot.

Bosses updated the set to make Walford HD-ready, which has gone £27million over budget and taken two and a half extra years to complete.

An arial shot of the set

Builders keeping their distance on set