Premises and Property

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


The British Antique Dealers’ Association becomes part of the Bloomsbury set

12 January 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association will relocate in March to a new office in Bloomsbury with space to host events such as BADA Talks, seminars and workshops as well as council meetings.

Jaggards House

Criterion Auctioneers to expand despite Wandsworth saleroom closure

11 January 2017

London firm Criterion Auctioneers has left its Wandsworth saleroom after 13 years at the south London site following an issue with the landlord.

Antiques on High in Oxford

Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Duke Street

Dealer Johnny Van Haeften leaves St James’s and relaunches in south-west London

05 January 2017

Old Master dealer Johnny Van Haeften has relaunched his business from his home in south-west London following a property deal that has forced a clutch of dealers to vacate their Duke Street homes.

S Franses

St James’s planning row to go to court

04 January 2017

A planning row over the redevelopment of the home of St James’s gallery S Franses will go to court later this month.

Julian Dawson

Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer

20 December 2016

Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.

Cork Street

New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries

10 December 2016

The owner of large parts of Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a new strategy to attract Modern and Contemporary art galleries once the multi-million pound redevelopment is complete.

Kevin Page shop

Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage

08 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington are attempting to clear up debris and dry their shops and wares after a “tsunami” of water forced galleries to shut this week following a burst water main in the area.

Camden Passage

Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main

07 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington, north London have been forced out of their galleries by severe flooding following a burst water main in the area.

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Design Museum moves west to Kensington

01 December 2016

The Design Museum has relocated to Kensington in west London and reopened after a £83m redevelopment of the 1960s Grade II* listed modernist building. Its new home is in the former Commonwealth Institute, originally a ground breaking mid-century design which opened in 1962.

Bennet and Brown

Landlord agrees to let restorer stay in north London shop after petition

29 November 2016

A north London independent antique restorer who faced eviction has got the go-ahead to stay.


Trade reacts to Portobello plans

24 November 2016

Portobello Road traders remain unconvinced of revised plans to develop the vintage end of the west London market.

TW Gaze

TW Gaze plots expansion in Diss

23 November 2016

Norfolk’s TW Gaze is expanding its saleroom after buying the freehold of the land.

Hatton Garden

London Diamond Bourse plots move from Hatton Garden

21 November 2016

The London Diamond Bourse and traders in Hatton Garden are looking at options to move amid rent rises in the historic area.

Tayler & Fletcher

Tayler & Fletcher makes a new home in Gloucestershire

18 November 2016

Cotswolds auctioneer Tayler & Fletcher will hold its debut sale at its new Bourton-on-the-Water saleroom tomorrow.

St James's

Antiques trade gives verdict on protection policy for Mayfair and St James’s

18 November 2016

Concerns remain for the future of the historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s despite planning protection coming into force last week.

Portobello plans

New £10m Portobello market development revealed

15 November 2016

A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has revealed a new £10m scheme.

St James's

London’s gallery districts Mayfair and St James’s get special planning protection

10 November 2016

The historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s last night received designated protection by Westminster City Council planners as part of a new policy for central London.

Art dealer Philip Mould

Dealers Philip Mould and Simon Phillips weigh into St James's planning row

09 November 2016

Dealers Philip Mould and Simon Phillips have intervened in the fight to save Jermyn Street's tapestry gallery and archive in St James's.

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.