The New York Times is expanding into the United Kingdom with the creation of their new central office in London. They will be using this new headquarters as a launching point for all of their coverage across the continent.
The Times will be will be moving around 100 staff in to the new office through the consolidation of the existing two London offices and will be bringing in key people from the Paris office within the next few months and transferring them to the UK. It remains to be seen how the new Hub in London will will affect the Paris location.
According to a Property Week article, the paper’s owners have signed a deal for an entire 9,000 sq ft building in Bloomsbury.
The Times right now has no intention to create a dedicated UK daily, but instead will use this new location as a home base to get a better handle on European news. In retrospect, the Guardian also has plans for further expansion into New York. They initially moved into a small office area in 2011 and will be hiring more news hounds in 2015.
UK residents who want to get access to the New York Times can use their official app for iOS or Android to read the paper. If you want to read the replica edition, which has local adverts and mirrors the print edition, you can check it out on PressReader.