South Wales Evening Post heralds new era at hi-tech HQ
After more than 45 years in Adelaide Street, a new era has begun in High Street for the South Wales Evening Post.
After finishing work on Friday, computers were unplugged and boxed-up belongings transferred to the impressive Urban Village development.
Many employees marked the moment with a few evening drinks at the Queens Hotel on Gloucester Place.
As usual, reporters came into work on Saturday morning to work on today's paper. They were joined by production journalists and senior editorial staff on Sunday.
IT staff were on hand to ensure things ran smoothly and the move appears to have gone without a hitch.
All staff and management are now on one open-plan floor. One side overlooks High Street, the other towards Parc Tawe and SA1.
Much has been written and debated about how the media landscape has changed in recent times.
As Evening Post editor Jonathan Roberts wrote in Saturday's paper, different audiences demand different versions of the same story, whether online or the printed version.
Social media, meanwhile, allows vast amounts of information and opinion to circulate.
Mr Roberts said: "The new building is much more than a new home for this newspaper. It is a symbol of what is very much a new, digital era for newspapers.
"If the old home was a building symbolic of a golden age for newspapers then our new base is very much more conducive to the needs of a 21st-century newsroom."