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Newspaper office up for sale for £400,000

A weekly newspaper office in the North West is up for sale.

The Morecambe Visitor offices on Victoria Street in the town are being advertised by local estate agents Robert Pinkus and Co for offers in the region of £400,000.

The offices currently house staff of both the Visitor and Johnston Press sister title the Lancaster Guardian, which moved there last year after its own offices were closed.

However JP has denied suggestions that it plans to move the two titles to Preston, 20 miles away, saying that alternative local premises would be sought in the event of a sale.

The company said in a statement: “The Morecambe building has actually been up for sale for a number of years.

“If the building were to sell, we would seek replacement local premises. There are no current plans to relocate staff to Preston.”

The town centre offices, pictured below, boast a total square footage of 12,892 spread across two floors.


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  • June 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

    It’s a common problem up and down the country – as back office functions have been centralised, those who are left rattle around premises which once might have housed accounts, artists, newspaper sales, pre-press and the rest. Now it’s just hacks and ad sales if you’re lucky – if anyone could measure the amount of unused space in newspaper offices up and down the country,often tied to long-term leases, you would probably find it is equivalent to a small town.

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