More employees are moving to the News Building in London Bridge, as sister publishing companies Dow Jones and HarperCollins join News UK – all part of the News Corp Group – at the recently opened facility.
Dow Jones has now moved into its new headquarters, with Harper Collins set to join it in 2015. The building will eventually house around 2,400 employees.
The News Building, formerly called The Place, is based at the London Bridge Quarter next to London Bridge station. It is home to 40,000sq m of office space on 17 floors and was designed by Renzo Piano, which also designed The Shard.
The building was officially opened by London mayor Boris Johnson in September 2014. Also present were Rupert Murdoch, whose News UK organisation publishes newspapers The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun and the CEO of News UK, Mike Darcey.
At the event, Darcey said: “Today marks a critical milestone for our world class journalism – the inimitable headlines, game-changing polls, first class commentary and courageous investigations. Our journalism sets the agenda and sets the standards and in this home I am confident we will secure its future for generations.”
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