However the publisher says the building, pictured left, is now too big for its needs and is “starting to show its age.”
Chief executive Jeff Henry emailed staff last week to say the company was now on the lookout for new premises – although it hopes to stay in Norwich city centre.
The email, which has been seen by HTFP, reads: “Archant has been proud to have its headquarters at Prospect House in Norwich for almost fifty years. Until the opening of the Thorpe Print Centre in 1996 our papers were printed on site and just over 500 of our employees are now based at this building.
“The building though is starting to show its age and has become too big for our current needs. Maintenance costs are increasing and the heating, air conditioning and windows all need replaced. The last major refurbishment was carried out ten years ago at which time we expected to be able to extend the building’s useful life for seven years.
“We are today announcing the start of a review process to consider our future space needs in Norwich. This is the start of a business planning process which we expect to lead us to a recommendation some time in late spring 2018.
“The Company has a strong preference to remain in the centre of Norwich.
“We are keen to engage with all our people on our future needs. So, in the next few weeks a number of work streams will be set up to help us determine what we think our space requirements will need to be over the next ten years. This will include representatives from all parts of the business.
“We will also look at areas such as provision of catering services, IT infrastructure and future use of technology, car parking, meeting rooms, cycle storage and showers amongst many.
“Until our studies have been completed we can’t decide on our best location, but we would expect that we will remain in Prospect House until at least 2019.”
Archant has so far not responded to requests for further comment on the proposed move.