Financial Times returns to historical City home after 30 years
After 30 years Financial Times has moved back to Bracken House in London. The journalists returned to the business newspaper’s former home from the One Southwark Bridge building in London where they have worked since 1989. The newspaper originally spent 30 years at Bracken House, a Grade II listed building near St Paul’s Cathedral, from 1959. Bracken House has undergone major refurbishment with a new roof terrace, internal courtyards and larger entrance halls among changes to the 200,000 sq ft office.
In a statement from Financial Times that the refurbishment by John Robertson Architects which started in 2016 has seen Bracken House ‘transformed from a semi-industrial newspaper printing works into a bright office space fit for a thriving digital news organisation’. The newspaper’s move back to Bracken House follows the sale of its former headquarters at One Southwark Bridge late last year.