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Sister dailies move into new office next to football ground

Staff at two sister dailies have moved into a new office after 50 years at their old headquarters.

Journalists working on the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star moved into Portman House yesterday, having vacated their Lower Brook Street base last week.

The new office, pictured below, which was originally a warehouse for cigar maker Churchman, is located at the junction of Princes Street and Portman Road – next to Ipswich Town Football Club’s stadium.

It is only the fifth time the newspapers, currently owned by Archant, have moved since 1874.


Jeff Henry, Archant chief executive, said: “The move from Lower Brook Street to our new offices in Princes Street is a major investment by Archant in its Suffolk business – and a significant milestone for us after 50 years at Lower Brook Street.

“It demonstrates our confidence in Ipswich, and in Suffolk – as well as in the future of our own business, and that of the whole industry. We will continue to improve the lives and businesses of the communities we serve.”

Terry Hunt, Archant’s Suffolk editor-in-chief, added: “This move is hugely exciting for everyone who works in the Suffolk business. The new offices are perfect for the modern multi-media business which Archant is.

“The location is at the very heart of the Princes Street business corridor, where a number of developments are now underway. Within the next five years, this part of Ipswich will become the business hub.”

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  • October 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    “…We will continue to improve the lives and businesses of the communities we serve.”
    Not sure how moving to new premises will do that with so few copies of either paper sold and the audiecne rapidly dwindling,maybe investing in the staff and the papers to grow the audience would be a good start

    Hugely exciting never the less

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