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February 18, 2016

Financial Times ‘in talks’ to move from 1 Southwark Bridge back to Bracken House

By William Turvill

The Financial Times is set to move back to Bracken House in the City of London.

A spokesperson said: "We can confirm the FT is in talks to return to its former home of Bracken House in 2018.

"There is rich history and symbolism in this move. The building is named after the FT’s founder Lord Brendan Bracken. It was originally designed by the leading English architect Sir Albert Richardson in the late 1950s to house the FT’s expanding international news organisation. Distinct pink Hollington sandstone from Staffordshire was used as building material to match the colour of the FT’s pages.

"Prior to our relocation, Bracken House will undergo an extensive refurbishment and will be tailor made to meet the needs of a modern media organisation, providing a strong foundation for the FT’s future."

Several FT journalists have tweeted with certainty that the move will take place.

The FT first moved to Bracken House in 1959 before relocating to Number One Southwark Bridge in 1989.

According to Historic England, the building is made from a pink sandstone… which alludes to the famous pink livery of the Financial Times".

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The building is named after former FT owner Brendan Bracken.

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