Newsquest puts Swindon Advertiser home of 150 years up for sale

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The Swindon Advertiser is selling the building it has been housed in since the 1870s.

The newspaper, now owned by Newsquest, used to occupy all floors of the three-storey building in the Old Town of Swindon (pictured, Google Maps).

But in recent years, with a shrinking staff, the loss of its own printing press and the transfer of production to Oxford, it has moved to occupy only the top floor.

Shamus Donald, the regional managing director of Newsquest, said: “The offices in Victoria Road, Old Town, have been home to the Swindon Advertiser for 150 years.

“Although we are planning to move to more appropriate premises to meet the changing needs of our business, the Swindon Advertiser remains fully committed to remaining at the heart of life in Swindon.”

 “We recognise that Newspaper House is an important part of the Old Town landscape and our agents have been in careful consultation with Forward Swindon to ensure that whatever happens on the site after we move on is in keeping with this special part of the town.”

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