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Auction firm set to move to new home

Mark Gilding, outside the new site in Great Bowden Road, Market Harborough.

Mark Gilding, outside the new site in Great Bowden Road, Market Harborough.

A FAMILY-run firm of auctioneers and valuers have confirmed their move to new premises in Harborough.

Gildings Auctioneers will open at the new site at The Mill, in Great Bowden Road, from Monday, February 4.

Auctioneer Mark Gilding said the building gives the growing business more room as well as increased parking space for visitors.

Established by John Gilding in 1980, the business has been based in Roman Way for the last 25 years.

Plans to move to the new site were first announced in May last year and, after achieving planning permission to change the use of the building, the business confirmed the move last week.

Mr Gilding said the new premises, a 19th century former Mill site, will be sensitively renovated.

It will feature more room for gallery displays and cataloguing, as well as improved access.

Mr Gilding said: “It was important to maintain our headquarters in Market Harborough, which has such excellent access from all parts of the country, including road and rail links, but the search for appropriate, spacious accomodation has taken time.

“We are thrilled to be launching our new saleroom at The Mill, which, being a Victorian building, has had to be sensitively renovated to meet our specific needs and, more importantly, those of the clients.

“It provides substantial gallery space and increased availability for clients to visit us to take advantage of our free valuation service, and much-improved parking and access facilities.”

Gildings, which also runs a saleroom in Leicester, has built up a national reputation in recent years and features on TV antique shows such as Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic.

The first auction at the new saleroom will be on Tuesday, February 12.

For more information about the business visit www.gildings.co.uk.

 

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