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Golden makeover of former regional daily office completed

A former regional daily office has turned gold as it prepares to reopen for a new purpose.

Golden panels have now been put in place around the exterior of Berrows House, the former home of the Worcester News.

The News moved out of Hylton Road site after its owner Newsquest agreed the property’s sale to the University of Worcester in 2019.

Work on the building’s transformation began last year, and it will be used use in future for the teaching of medical students.

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A University of Worcester spokesman previously told the News: “The works to refurbish the former Berrows House building into new, outstanding facilities to educate health professionals is progressing well.

“The overwhelming majority of demolition works are now complete, and the installation of structural framing continues.

“The university is hoping that the building will be ready for use in early 2023, when students studying across a range of health courses, including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and those studying on the university’s new medical degree will have access to new state-of-the-art facilities.

“The university is the major educator of health professionals in the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, as well as much of Dudley and Halesowen.

“This new facility will enable the university to educate even more of these professionals, playing a key role in ending the chronic shortage of medical and health professionals in the region.”