News UK staff begin move to London Bridge Quarter

Staff at News UK, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun, have begun moving into their new headquarters at The News Building in London Bridge Quarter.

The first departments - Commercial, Marketing and Sales, Business Intelligence and Business Development - began the move from their previous home at Thomas More Square in Wapping last month. Other departments, including staff on the three News UK-owned newspapers, will join them in the coming two months.

The News Building, formerly called The Place, sits at the heart of London Bridge Quarter next to London Bridge station. It is home to 430,000 sq ft of office space on 17 floors and was designed by Renzo Piano, who also designed The Shard.

Paul Hayes, Managing Director - News UK Commercial, said: "With a 30-year lease on our new HQ we intend to be around for a long time as we build a prosperous and sustainable future for our world-class journalism. News UK is also proud to take its place on London's landscape at this iconic location and to be rooted into this historic and vibrant community.

"We have also used the opportunity of moving to state-of-the-art premises to remove all offices and introduce hot-desking for our commercial operation. Our new building is transformational and I am convinced that our move and changes to working practices will benefit the bottom line in the long term."

Other News Corp UK companies - Publishing firm HarperCollins and Wall Street Journal publishers Dow Jones - will also move to The News Building between now and early 2015.