Regional publisher Archant has put its East London HQ up for sale and is on the lookout for new premises for around 100 staff based there.
However with around 100 staff covering two floors, Archant has now decided to look for smaller premises for the titles based there.
Many of the production roles at the East London titles have now shifted to a central subbing hub in Norwich, but reporters and advertising staff remain based at the Ilford office.
Staff at the centre were told of the plans to sell the building last week.
It is understood that the company is looking to finalise the move in January, with Romford the favoured location for the new office base.
An Archant spokesman said: “We have just started the process of looking for a new office for our teams currently based in Ilford. We will be looking for an office that is better located for public transport and with better facilities for staff on the doorstep, but still within the area served by our east London and Essex newspapers.
“Staff were informed last week and will be consulted when we have drawn up a shortlist.”
The Ilford-based titles have undergone numerous restructures over recent years, with individual editors replaced by two executive editors each covering three titles.
Chris Carter has responsibility for the Romford and Ilford Recorders while Michael Adkins oversees the Newham Recorder, Docklands and East London Advertiser, and Barking and Dagenham Post.