Journalists are set to relocate to a new office and a “much improved working environment” 20 miles from their current home.
Trinity Mirror has confirmed 22 staff currently based in Folkestone will move to a new base at Discovery Park, a science park on the outskirts of Sandwich.
The Folkestone office in West Cliff Gardens will close, but the company says no jobs will be affected as a result of the move.
Kent Live brands editor Luke Jacobs said: “The Kent Live team, which is also responsible for multiple print titles in the county, including the Folkestone Herald, Dover Express, and Isle of Thanet Gazette, will remain based close to the areas served by these newspapers.
“The Folkestone office will close, and this new office will offer staff a much improved working environment.
“Jobs are unaffected and reporters will remain working within the communities served by the newspapers. We will continue to provide a quality local news service.”
Discovery Park is around a 40-minute drive from the current Folkestone office. Five other new companies have also recently announced they are moving there.
Lauren Moore, from Discovery Park’s investment team, said: “Discovery Park is Kent’s global science and business park, with world class facilities that has helped to make this site a magnet for businesses of all sizes.
“It’s a place where you can arrive with an idea and know that you can access the right support, the right collaborative environment and the right space to grow – from a small desk or one man office right up to European headquarters or UK production facility.
“Our new arrivals are at the start of their journey; while those expanding are seeing the benefits of being located here.
“They join us at an exciting time in Discovery Park’s development and we wish them and all our tenants every future success.”