A regional daily has moved “back home” to the building where its staff were previously based after four years away.
Mail staff were based in the building from the 1990s until 2015, when they moved to a premises on Scarborough Street.
Since it departure, the site has undergone a major investment and conversion to modern offices by current owner Rob Collier and his company Advanced Retail Solutions.
Joy Yates, Hartlepool Mail editor and JPIMedia North East editorial director, said: “We are delighted to be ‘back home’ in a superb fit-for-purpose office, in an ideal town centre location. We hope our readers will pop in to tell our reporters, including Hartlepool specialist reporter Mark Payne, their news.
“Our Hartlepool United writer, Dominic Scurr, is within walking distance of [Hartlepool United stadium] Victoria Park and you’ll still see our head of images and well-known photographer, Frank Reid, at every town event. Chris Cordner, our nostalgia writer, has our extensive archives at his fingertips – don’t forget we’ve been serving the Hartlepool community since 1877.
“I am extremely proud the Hartlepool Mail continues to provide coverage of all news, sport and features including unrivalled coverage of Hartlepool Borough Council meetings, from local democracy reporter Nic Marko. We provide vitally important daily coverage of courts to ensure our readers are aware of all that happens in their community and to ensure recognition of an open justice system.
“The Mail publishes six days a week and we are increasingly proud of our ever-growing online and social audience, with round-the-clock coverage of everything going on in Hartlepool and surrounding areas. I would like to thank Rob Collier and all his team at Advanced House for being so welcoming and providing such fabulous facilities.”