Brum Mail moves to former tyre warehouse

The Birmingham Post and Mail from then city centre to an out of town location at a former tyre warehouse.

The paper will take over the whole sixth floor of Fort Dunlop – some 53,582 square feet of floor space.

Having been based in Birmingham city centre for the past 150 years, the publishers of The Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, the Sunday Mercury and a number of weekly newspapers and websites will be based in an open-plan newly refurbished open plan layout office from late summer 2008.

The new set-up will coincide with the further integration of digital and print operations.

John Bills, regional managing director of Trinity Mirror Midlands, said: ‘The decision to move a business of this size is clearly a very complex process, but our selection of Fort Dunlop came down to some basic factors. First, we wanted our new premises to be iconic, or at least in some way representative of the new Birmingham. Next, it must be a work environment that is so radically different to what we’re used to that it would signal a new beginning for the staff. Thirdly, of course, it had to make sound financial sense.

‘This is also an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design from scratch the layout of the office in a way that allows our journalists and staff to work in the new ways demanded by the digital revolution.”

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