Sunderland Echo moving to new home

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The Sunderland Echo is relocating to a new office on Tuesday following four years at an out-of-town location.

The newspaper's new home will be at the North East Business & Innovation Centre, known as BIC, in Sunderland’s Enterprise Park East.

Since April 2015, the Echo has been based at Rainton Bridge, eight-and-a-half miles from Sunderland city centre, following the closure of its previous home of 40 years at Pennywell. The new office is around one-and-a-half miles from the Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC.

Joy Yates, JPIMedia Editorial Director North East and Echo editor, said: “We are very excited to be moving into the BIC into a fit-for-purpose newsroom space where our journalists will continue delivering relevant and engaging content for our audiences.

“The location couldn’t be better – we have wonderful views of the Northern Spire bridge, that was named by our readers, and we are minutes away from the Stadium of Light. The facilities at the BIC are perfect for us and we have been made extremely welcome by BIC CEO Paul McEldon and his team.”

McEldon added: “We are delighted the Echo has chosen to begin their next chapter at the BIC. They are such a well-respected, influential business and we look forward to them joining us here at Sunderland Enterprise Park.”