NORTHEAST Press – owner of the Sunderland Echo and other titles – is looking for a new base in Wearside.
Its current site on Pennywell Industrial estate will be put up for sale, and staff have already been informed of the plan to move.
It has been the main head office of the Echo since 1976, and the company has reaffirmed its commitment to remaining in the city.
Managing director Stephen Plews said: “We are looking for more suitable premises in the Sunderland area.
“We remain committed to Sunderland and the North East, and firmly believe that remaining close to our readers and advertisers is key to our business and ongoing success.”