The iconic harbour-side offices of one of the UK’s top-performing weekly papers have gone on the market for just under £400,000.
The Grade II-listed offices of the Whitby Gazette, situated next to the historic town centre’s swing bridge, are being offered for sale by agents Richardson & Smith, with a price tag of £395,000.
It is thought reporters will be based at a smaller building elsewhere in the town.
The property listing cites the building’s potential for a “variety of retail and leisure uses, subject to planning”, and highlights the possibility of converting upstairs rooms into flats.
It also includes a reception area, two offices and a meeting room, as well as basement store rooms, cloakrooms, a kitchen and a loft.
Despite a widespread backlash on Twitter and a petition to save his job, Jon was made redundant in April after a lengthy period of gardening leave.
Jon has now launched his own PR and media consultancy firm, Stokoe Media.