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Regional daily moves to new base after 45 years

A regional daily is set to move from its home of 45 years this month to a new base in the city.

The South Wales Evening Post will move from its current Adelaide Street offices in Swansea to new premises at the Urban Village development in High Street at the end of September.

To mark the move to the new offices, journalists at the title are planning a number of events and special features.

Editor Jonathan Roberts told readers the new base would be “more in keeping with the needs of today’s newsrooms”.

The South Wales Evening Post is moving to the Urban Village development.

He said:  “There’s a lot of history in our Adelaide Street building – as we’ve discovered while trawling through the archives.

“It’s been home to some terrific characters and fine journalists and it’s important we acknowledge the huge contribution of so many, not just to the newspaper but Swansea itself.

“It may not be considered the city’s most impressive piece of architecture, but it certainly has some character, and overlooking one of the main arteries in and out of Swansea is certainly an iconic building in the eyes of many.

“We must, however, move with the times and our new base at the impressive Urban Village provides a modern, bright space more in keeping with the needs of today’s newsrooms.”

Evening Post managing director Tony Dowling added: “High Street is an area undergoing significant regeneration and — given its central location — is a perfect fit for a business which strives to be at the heart of its community.

“We are confident our decision to relocate to the Urban Village will only act as a catalyst for further redevelopment as High Street continues its transition into a modern, attractive location for businesses in South Wales.”

The £25m Urban Village development is a regeneration of High Street to provide housing, retail and space for creative businesses, which is being led by Coastal Housing.

Gerraint Oakley, director of development at Coastal Housing, said: “We are delighted to welcome the South Wales Evening Post to the Urban Village where they will join a number of local businesses who have already made it their home within the last twelve months.

“The addition of the Post, along with the Mosaic bar and bistro, Tickled children’s hairdresser, The Raspberry Cakery, Indycube and more than 100 of our Swansea-based staff, helps secure the Urban Village’s reputation as the flagship development for the regeneration of Swansea’s High Street.”

The Evening Post is the latest in a series of Local World owned dailies to announce a move to new offices in recent months.

Stoke title The Sentinel is due to move to a former solicitors’ office in the town later this autumn, while Plymouth dailies The Herald and Western Morning News moved in June.

The Evening Post will leave its Adelaide Street offices after 45 years.


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  • September 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I think the main advantage of this move is not the ‘ modern, bright space’ of a new office, but the fact that the offices are now much closer to the city centre.
    Should help to encourage people through the doors – good for small ads team as well as news gathering. The previous offices had very little ‘passing trade’.

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  • September 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I think the real reason is always financial coupled with empty space.

    I was shocked, for example, a few months back on a return trip to Hull to find the bottom floor of the Mail’s advertising department is now being used by a local solicitor’s firm.

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