While we're on the subject of Murdoch's plans for the WSJ/Times note this:
‘Fortress Wapping’ on the block
Posted by Martin Stabe on 21 January 2008 at 06:04
News International is shopping its Wapping headquarters, the Financial Times reports.
The most likely new home for the News International newspapers — the Times, Sunday Times, Sun and News of the World — could be Canary Wharf or Waterloo, the FT says.
Rumours of a sale of “Fortress Wapping” last summer lead to predictions that News International could cash in on “massive demand” for property in east London.
In July 2007, the FT had reported that News International had hired agents to find a 32,500- to 37,160-square-metres office space. Among the areas mentioned then as potential locations for the site were the City, South Bank, or Paddington in west London.
Maybe the push for a COA is driven just as much by the need to integrate the WSJ Brussel's operations and all of Dow Jones in London into one central TAKE OVER THE WORLD COMMAND POST.
If you work for the WSJ in Brussels I would be sending out your CVs unless you fancy a move to London, God forbid, Docklands.