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Weekly journalists move into Grade II-listed Victorian school

Journalists whose former office was closed at short notice earlier this month have moved into a new headquarters based at an old school.

As previously reported on HTFP, staff working at the Northamptonshire Telegraph were left unsure as to where they would be based in future after being told verbally their offices on Rothwell Road, in Kettering, would be shut the following week.

Now reporters working on the daily-turned-weekly are understood to have begun working at a new building on Rockingham Road in the town.

The premises, known as The Business Exchange, is a Grade II-listed former school built in 1893, pictured below.

Kettering Business Exchange

The town centre base sits around one-and-a-half miles from Rothwell Road, which is on Kettering’s outskirts.

Four news journalists initially moved into an office on the site in mid-August, while it is believed more staff will move into an adjacent office at the Exchange in around two months.

In the meantime, those unable to be based there at present, including journalists working for the Telegraph’s Johnston Press sister title the Harborough Mail, are working from home.

It is understood staff were also given the option of temporarily basing themselves at the offices of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

The Telegraph’s lease on Rothwell Road was due to expire next year, but JP moved staff out early for “urgent repairs”.

JP has not responded to HTFP’s request for a comment on the move to The Business Exchange.

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  • September 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    An old school? Now all that’s needed is the old school of journalism – stories that people want to read, instead of The Newsroom of the Future guff!

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