A weekly newspaper is set to move from its home of 39 years to a new base in a business park.
The Mansfield Chad has been based in an office on Newgate Lane in the town since 1974 but will move to new headquarters in Sherwood Oaks Business Park today.
The Johnston Press title has told readers that its current office, which once included a printing press on site, has become too large for the current staff levels, and the building with its adjoining land is now up for sale.
It is the latest in a series of offices moves by JP newspapers and comes after sister title the Derbyshire Times moved to new offices at Spire Walk in Chesterfield in June.
The move by the Chad also follows the closure of two of its satellite offices in Mansfield town centre and Sutton-in Ashfield last year as part of the publisher’s plan to make all its offices ‘fit for purpose’.
In a story about the move, assistant editor Ashley Booker said: “The Newgate Lane office has been the home of Chad for many years, there is a lot of local history in this building and leaving here is tinged with sadness, but we are moving to a superb new facility to complement the modern needs of a 21st Century newspaper.
“We’re looking forward to continuing to provide an excellent service for our loyal readers and advertisers.”
The newspaper was previously based on Westgate in the town centre but moved to its Newgate Lane base, which is just outside the town centre, in 1974.
It was then owned by Mansfield-based printing firm W&J Linney Ltd but was bought by Johnston Press in 1995.
Group editor James Mitchinson tweeted this week: “Chad will be moving offices as of Monday. RT to spread the word. The new Sherwood Oaks home is smack-bang next to the Golden Eagle pub!”
The Sherwood Oaks Business Park, off Southwell Road West, is a 43-acre mixed-use development to the south of Mansfield.