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New look for Telegraph building

The next couple of years are going to see major changes to the offices and printing press of the Derby Evening Telegraph.

A refurbishment plan will include new ceilings, lighting, carpeting, decoration and improvements to the air conditioning with the project expected to cost just under half a million pounds.

The work is due to start around Easter and the printing press is due for an upgrade too.

The Metroliner press, which has been in place since the newspaper moved to its current home 20 years ago, will be completely replaced over the next two years, beginning in March.

The replacement will take place in two stages. In the first stage half of the Metroliner press will be decommissioned while the remaining half continues to print the Derby Evening Telegraph.

Once the decommissioning has taken place half of the new press, a Goss colourliner will be installed. When the new press becomes operational early next year the process will be completed on the other half of the old press.

While the changes are taking place the newspaper will be forced to run in a collect mode with a reduced capacity output meaning a change to editorial deadlines.

Managing director of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Tim Kitchen, said: “These are two major projects for our company.

“The office refurbishment will create a much improved working environment for all of our staff and our new press line will ensure that our newspaper is printed to the very highest standards and has the benefit of much more colour to give our readers and advertisers the very best in terms of quality.”

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