Premises and Property

Property news for the art and antiques industry covering relocations, property disputes and dealers and auction houses opening new premises.

Lorfords Tetbury

Lorfords to open London satellite store

09 November 2016

Lorfords, the Cotswolds-based antiques and interiors business, has announced the opening of a new London showroom.

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London dealers plan pressure group to protect St James’s

08 November 2016

Gallery owners in the St James’s area of London are to form a pressure group in the hope of preserving the area as an art and antiques hub.

Mallett's Pall Mall home

Maddox Street premises to close as Dreweatts & Bloomsbury join Mallett under one roof

07 October 2016

Auction group Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will close their Maddox Street premises next year to focus on a new London location in Pall Mall.

Mallett's Pall Mall home

Dealers Mallett to move with Fine Art Auction Group to Pall Mall

14 September 2016

Pall Mall is known for its members clubs but The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatts-Bloomsbury and Mallett, are to set up a London hub on the street in a bid to relaunch their interiors business.

Mallett's Ely House set to become contemporary art gallery

11 May 2016

A top European contemporary art gallery is set to take over the Mayfair premises of troubled dealership Mallett.

View of Cork Street showing the two developments

Galleries fear higher rents in Cork Street redevelopment

25 April 2016

Fears are growing that independent London art dealers will be priced out of new premises being built in Cork Street as property developers have started targeting high-end international galleries.

“Life after Cork Street” as Alan Cristea announces move to Pall Mall

12 April 2016

Alan Cristea, owner of the eponymous Contemporary art gallery on Mayfair’s Cork Street, is to become the latest departee from what was once a major London hub of art galleries and dealers.

Mallett Ely House Dover Street

Mallett sells up in Mayfair and Manhattan

10 February 2016

Troubled dealership Mallett are to look for new galleries in London and New York after putting the blue-chip leases of both of their current premises up for sale.

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Protests against more Portobello redevelopment

22 April 2015

A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has been forced to defend its plans in the face of protests against further gentrification of the area.

Planning victory for dealers at Portobello Road

26 April 2011

DEALERS at Portobello Road were celebrating a dramatic victory last week after the council rejected a planning application which campaigners said would have been “devastating” for the antiques market.

Fashion shop replaces Portobello arcade

14 December 2009

LIPKA’S Antiques Gallery, the Portobello antiques arcades that closed earlier this year, has now become an outlet for the AllSaints Spitalfields fashion chain.