Goodbye Farringdon, hello King's Cross - Press Gazette

Goodbye Farringdon, hello King's Cross

Perfect for Guardianistas – their new home will be in an office building containing restaurants, music and arts facilities.

In four years, Guardian Newspapers Limited will move its journalists and all the rest of the staff on The Guardian, The Observer and the websites to King’s Cross, London’s biggest regeneration site since Canary Wharf.

The company has confirmed its intention to move from the current Farringdon Road offices to become the anchor tenant in King’s Place, off York Way, in the heart of the rebuilt King’s Cross area.

The move will bring GNL’s 1,400 London staff together in one building.

They are currently based in seven sites in the Farringdon Road area, 2km from King’s Place.

The website journalists, many of whom have already been integrated with the main newsroom staff, will then join the rest of the editorial team.

GNL chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “This move will enable us to fulfill our long-term objective of bringing all our London-based staff into one site.”

King’s Place is designed by architects Dixon Jones and developed by Parabola Land. GNL moved to London from its Manchester birthplace in 1964, initially to offices in Grays Inn Road, before moving to Farringdon Road in 1976.

The company owns the freehold of 119 Farringdon Road and of 60 Farringdon Road (the Newsroom, the Guardian and Observer archive and visitor centre).

These buildings will be sold and GNL will also dispose of the 15-year lease on the new building it occupies in nearby Herbal Hill.