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New city-centre home for Chronicle reporters

The Bath Chronicle is gearing up for a move to its new city centre offices.

Staff will be moving to a modern down-town office in May after ten years at the current base on the edge of the city.

Chronicle editor Sam Holliday said: “There are various factors for the move. The main one is that the current building is right in the middle of what’s going to be a massive new housing development for Bath.

“This has been talked about for a long time and we knew we were on a short-term lease.

“This building is probably bigger than we need and it’s going to be a far more modern office set up.

“It really will feel at the heart of all things local.”

The team is due to move out in May to make way for the new housing development.

The office, home to around 100 staff, will also become the headquarters for sister titles the Somerset Standard and Guardian, the Clevedon Mercury series and the Mid Somerset series.

Sarah Irvine, managing director of parent company Bath News and Media, said: “We believe this shows our overwhelming commitment to Bath and its exciting future and it gives us the opportunity to fulfil our purpose which is to celebrate and give voice to local people by enriching lives and inspiring vibrant community spirit.”

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