Evening Post on the move to Swansea's Urban Village
IT is the end of an era which stretches back more than four decades.
After 45 years in Adelaide Street, Wales's biggest-selling newspaper is on the move — but we won't be going far.
The Evening Post will be relocating to new premises at the city's Urban Village development in High Street at the end of September.
To mark the occasion, the paper's hard-working journalists and staff are planning a series of events and special features to mark the next chapter in the paper's life.
Editor of the Post, Jonathan Roberts, said: "There's a lot of history in our Adelaide Street building – as we've discovered while trawling through the archives!
"It's been home to some terrific characters and fine journalists and it's important we acknowledge the huge contribution of so many, not just to the newspaper but Swansea itself. It may not be considered the city's most impressive piece of architecture, but it certainly has some character, and overlooking one of the main arteries in and out of Swansea is certainly an iconic building in the eyes of many.
"We must, however, move with the times and our new base at the impressive Urban Village provides a modern, bright space more in keeping with the needs of today's newsrooms."
Evening Post managing director Tony Dowling said: "High Street is an area undergoing significant regeneration and — given its central location — is a perfect fit for a business which strives to be at the heart of its community.
"We are confident our decision to relocate to the Urban Village will only act as a catalyst for further redevelopment as High Street continues its transition into a modern, attractive location for businesses in South Wales."
Gerraint Oakley, director of development at Coastal Housing, the group behind the Urban Village, added: "We are delighted to welcome the South Wales Evening Post to the Urban Village where they will join a number of local businesses who have already made it their home within the last twelve months.
"The addition of the Post, along with the Mosaic bar and bistro, Tickled children's hairdresser, The Raspberry Cakery, Indycube and more than 100 of our Swansea-based staff, helps secure the Urban Village's reputation as the flagship development for the regeneration of Swansea's High Street."