The Berwick Advertiser is set to leave its home of 114 years – and move next door.
Publisher Johnston Press has agreed a long-term lease of four office suites in Berwick Workspace, located just behind its 90 Marygate premises (pictured, Google), according to the newspaper.
The sale of the Tweeddale Press Group building has been accepted and the sale is expected to be finalised shortly. Staff are expected to be moved by the end of the summer.
The site of the Berwick Workspace was previously a site occupied by the Tweeddale Press Group before being demolished and rebuilt
Editor Phil Johnson said: “After more than a century at our present location, it will be a sad day when we move out of 90 Marygate. There is a lot of history here. But the building is no longer fit for purpose.
“Moving next door to new, modern offices will give us a faster broadband network, which is a crucial aspect of our work these days.
“The new offices are also a more appropriate size. Most importantly, being located next door to where we are now means we will continue to be based in the town centre.”