Reach to close Nottingham hub

Reach plc has confirmed that it is to close its Nottingham hub office, one of the fifteen hubs Reach set up last March.

Reach to close Nottingham hub
Photograph: Robin Hood statue in Nottingham, by David Reed on Pixabay.

This closure means that the publisher will no longer have a permanent newsroom in the East Midlands.

However, reports Hold the Front Page, the group says it is planning to open a new ‘meeting space’ for journalists in Nottingham and will also expand its other Midlands hub in Birmingham. The company also plans to create up to 15-20 other meeting spaces in offices owned by partner organisations.

Under the new plan, Birmingham is to become one of four ‘superhubs’ along with London, Glasgow and Manchester.

A Reach spokesperson told HTFP: “Following our staggered return to our offices and newly refurbished hubs over the last few months we’ve had the opportunity to see how our spaces work in practice and to decide how to best fill everyone’s needs as we fully transition to a hybrid way of working.

“The result of this analysis is that some spaces will be getting bigger, including Birmingham, and as part of that move we have decided to replace the Nottingham hub with a meeting space.

“Several other touchdown and meeting spaces have opened or will be opening in the coming weeks, meaning we now operate over 20 spaces for our colleagues around the UK and Ireland.”

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