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Sister weeklies to relocate as publisher decides to sell historic home

The historic home of two sister weeklies has been put up for sale following a property review by their publisher.

The Weston Mercury and North Somerset Times are set to relocate after Archant decided to sell their headquarters in Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare.

The Grade II-listed building was designed by Hans Price and opened in July 1885.

Staff from the Mercury and Times will be moving to a new site in the town once a suitable office has been found.

Weston Mercury offices

In a piece about the office going on the market, the Mercury said the move had been made following a “property review” by Archant.

HTFP has approached the publisher for further information on whether other offices are affected.

Editor Vicky Angear said: “Even though we will be moving out of our office in the town centre, we want to stress that we remain committed to a future in Weston.

“The search is now on for new premises, as we look for a site in Weston at the heart of the communities we serve.”