News Corp’s New London Headquarters Officially Opened
The News Building At London Bridge Will Bring Dow Jones,?HarperCollins and News UK Under One Roof
NEW YORK/LONDON (September 16, 2014) – News Corp’s new headquarters in London was officially opened today by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and News Corp Executive Chairman, Rupert Murdoch and Chief Executive, Robert Thomson.
News Corp has a 30-year lease on The News Building, which is located next to The Shard near London Bridge.? The 17-story, state of the art building will house some 3,400 employees of News Corp, representing Dow Jones, HarperCollins Publishers and News UK, publishers of The Times, The Sunday?Times and The Sun.
“The London Bridge Quarter?has helped to spearhead a renaissance in this important part of the capital,?attracting scores of new businesses and creating thousands of jobs,” said Mayor Johnson. ?“News?UK is now at the heart of a growing, international media hub that is proof of?the confidence that leading businesses have in our city. Nestled next to the?giant cosmic spear that is The Shard, I can think of no better place for some?of Britain’s most prominent and historic titles to base themselves.”
“A building has bones of steel and a skin of glass, but the soul of a building is its people, and we are very, very proud of the people who will be here,” said Mr. Thomson.? “This is a platform for the future – a platform on which books will be written, scoops uncovered and the first draft of history will be delivered digitally and in print.”
“Our company’s future – and it is certainly a bright future – would not have been possible without the drive and vision of one man and one family,” said Mr. Thomson.? “Rupert Murdoch built this company (and) he has created a strong family and community culture that extends to all employees.”
Some 2,400 News UK employees are currently working in The News Building, with other News Corp businesses moving in during the coming months.
News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch (left) and News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson (right) welcome the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to the official opening of the company’s new London headquarters, The News Building.
Photo credit: Arthur Edwards
About News Corp
News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, cable network programming in Australia, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and pay-TV distribution in Australia. Headquartered in New York, the activities of News Corp?are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. More information:?www.www.chicfaced.com.