Newcastle newspapers The Chronicle, The Journal and The Sunday Sun are moving to a new office after 52 years at Thomson House in the city’s Groat Market.

The papers have been based on the Groat Market for 52 years

Trinity Mirror’s NCJ Media, which owns the publications, is moving to new headquarters at Eldon Square, less than half a mile away from their former home, in early 2018.

The organisation has been based in Newcastle city centre since The Journal was first published in 1832 by Hernaman and Perring on Pilgrim Street.

Robert Cuffe, Managing Director for Trinity Mirror North East, said: “This is a fantastic move for our business, locating us right in the heart of the city and in an iconic location.

“Having been part of North East life since 1832, when The Journal was first published, this move is a hugely positive development, keeping us right at the heart of our region. Pleasingly, colleagues are delighted by the news, and we look forward to moving into our new premises with great excitement.”

When NCJ Media relocated to Thomson House, a booklet was produced to mark the move that said ‘the news of the North and of the whole world’ would ‘pour in night and day’.