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At the opening ceremony conducted by Cherie Blair, dealers and clients, among others, viewed the enlarged packing and case-making facility and a massive storage area that can accommodate palletised, out-of-gauge, cased, loose and temperature controlled items.

The new headquarters has also been designated an official FedEx ShipCentre recognising the company's large amount of air-freight traffic.

The new HQ is at Unit 9, Ockham Drive, Greenford Park, UB6 0FD (020 8832 2222) and it is directly opposite the new Sotheby's warehouse.