Two weekly newspapers have moved to a new base on an industrial estate after their current offices were sold to a charity by Johnston Press.
Their former offices in Victoria Street have been up for sale for a number of years, with the latest asking price of £350,000, and have now been sold to the Galloway’s Society for the Blind, a charity based in the North West.
The Visitor has been based at the site for 135 years, while journalists from the Lancaster Guardian moved into the Morecambe building in 2011 when their own offices were closed.
The building is one of a number of current and former JP newspapers offices to be sold or put up for sale as the publisher seeks to raise cash and ensure its offices are “fit for purpose”.
But the company has not revealed how much the two-storey building in Morecambe has been sold for.
Group editor Nicola Adam said: “We are delighted to be moving to a new office.
“Staff will benefit from improved IT infrastructure and a modern working environment, while remaining on patch and in a great position to cover both Lancaster and Morecambe.”
The new office is around halfway between Lancaster and Morecambe, with modern facilities and parking for staff.
Also moving premises with the two newspapers were staff from JP’s Off Road stable of magazines titles, which includes Dirt Bike Rider and Trials & Motocross News.
The newspapers’ former building on Victoria Street will be used by the Galloway’s charity, which plans to make major improvements to the building to use it as a regional head office.