Journalists from a regional daily will all work remotely while awaiting a planned move to a new downtown office after having to leave their old base.
Staff at Brighton daily The Argus were due to move after the lease on their former Dolphin House headquarters expired, but the move was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Editor Newsquest has confirmed that the newspaper will continue to be based in the downtown area in a new, undisclosed home, with bosses hoping the move will take place by the end of this year.
Until then, however, all staff will be working from home.
A Newsquest spokesperson said: ‘The Argus was to move at the end of the lease to Dolphin House, to an office in central Brighton.
“Unfortunately, the pandemic has banned this trip for obvious reasons.
“We have exchanged mandates for a new office, also in the city center, and hope to be in those offices by the end of this year / beginning of next year, depending mainly on the IT infrastructure. “
The newspaper had been based at Dolphin House, pictured, since 2016 after moving there from its former headquarters in Hollingbury.
The move marked a return to Brighton center for The Argus after a 23-year absence.
Following the departure of the newspaper, the British and Irish Modern Music Institute obtained permission to “change use” for the building, which is now intended to become a music school.