THE Worcester News will soon be on the move to a new home after the University of Worcester agreed to buy our current base.

Newsquest and the university have exchanged contracts for the sale of Berrow’s House in Hylton Road, Worcester.

Newsquest, which owns the Worcester News, is in the process of finalising alternative offices within the city for the approximately 85 employees based at Berrow’s House, and hopes to move in spring next year.

The Berrow’s House site will be part of the university's Severn Campus.

Julia Lancett, managing director for Newsquest Midlands South, said: “Although we’ll be sad to leave Berrow’s House as we have so much history here, we’re looking forward to moving to a modern office which is more fit for purpose for our digitally-led business, while remaining at the heart of Worcester.”

The university is expected to take possession of Berrow’s House by July 1.

A university spokesman said: “Berrows House will, along with the University Arena, Riverside Building and planned international inclusive cricket centre, form part of the University’s Severn Campus, whose focus will be on health, wellbeing and inclusive sport.

“We hope that this landmark building, just a short walk from our St John’s and City campuses, will have a new lease of life through its transformation into a vibrant educational centre with further high quality teaching and learning spaces for our students, particularly our students studying to be health professionals.”

Worcester News has been based at Berrow’s House since 1965.