New Auction Centre

We are delighted to announce our planned move to a spacious purpose built auction centre situated at Eastcotts Park, close to the southern bypass on Wallis Way, Bedford.

Follow the progress of the build here, or on our Facebook page. For an overview of the project, click here.

Latest Time Lapse Footage

The image below updates at 10 minute intervals.

May 26, 2017 - Week 19 Progress Update

Work has progressed a tremendous amount in 1 month on all aspects of the build. The block paving for some of our 200 car parking spaces has been laid and the concrete & gravelled areas outside are complete. Indoors partition walls have been installed so it is now possible to walk around the salerooms, offices and other areas of the building.

April 22, 2017 - Week 15 Progress Update

Work has been progressing inside the building now the roof is on and the concrete floor poured. The cladding around the building is also being applied.

April 15, 2017 - Last 30 Days

The last 30 days on site have seen the mezzanine floor installed, the roof of the building clad and the concrete floors poured at ground and first floor levels.

April 12, 2017 - Landscaping

As work continued on site, attention turned to the surrounding landscaping and the selection of suitable trees. As you can see, there were plenty to choose from! The site will include lots of mature trees including a feature oak.

March 31, 2017 - Site Photos

Beautiful day for a site visit - photos show the fantastic build progress that has been made in recent weeks. The steel frame is now complete and the mezzanine floor is being installed. Next stage - roof and cladding.

March 22, 2017 - Week 10 - Build Progress

We hope you have been following the build progress which has been moving at an amazing pace. Here are some close-up's from on site this week.

March 17, 2017 - 7-Day Time Lapse

Action from the site over the last 7 days.

March 13, 2017 - Steel Frame Going Up

Short time-lapse video showing the steel frame beginning to go up.

March 13, 2017 - Week 9 Progress

Week 9 - The service road to the rear of the building has been laid. The carpark is now levelled in preparation for tarmac to be applied.

March 6, 2017 - Kerb Your Enthusiasm!

Week 8 on site, images show the concrete kerbs and drainage channels being installed in position around the carpark.

February 27, 2017 - Down, Down, Deeper & Down

Week 6 - Installation of the enormous network of underground drainage crates required to collect the water that falls on the site.

February 16, 2017 - Firm Foundations

Exciting images from the new site this morning - concrete has been poured into the foundation pads.

January 16, 2017 - Site Strip

Pictures of the initial site strip. Top layer has been removed ready for further groundworks.

January 2, 2017 - New Auction Centre

We are delighted to announce the construction of our new purpose-built auction centre. Building work on the project will begin in January and the new premises will open in November 2017. The new Auction Centre will provide five spacious auction rooms, reception area, offices, meeting rooms, gallery display areas and a fully serviced restaurant. To further enhance the customer experience the Auction Centre will have wifi and modern audio visual systems, over 200 parking spaces, excellent loading facilities and be set in landscaped surroundings.

We plan to move our regular Saturday auctions plus our monthly sales of Antiques & Collectables to the new centre and also hope to extend the variety and types of specialist sales. Some current sales will continue at the existing auction rooms in Newnham Street.

The auction is a prestigious design and build project comprising the construction of a 35,000 square foot auction house, with 1st floor offices and sales areas, café, restaurant, galleries, display areas, auction halls and warehousing.

The extensive use of recycled materials, that comply with Green Guide "A" Rated Materials, FSC timber, materials with 0-rated GWP and ODP, water and waste monitoring, high insulation and low "U" values, combined with low air permeability which will allow construction of a very efficient and environmentally friendly building, reinforcing our green credentials .

Also included, environmental improvements including diverse native landscape planting, bird boxes, bat boxes, log piles and Lacewing habitat.

The project is being undertaken by Parkway Construction MK Ltd and managed by Woods Hardwick Architects.