James Lewis, Bamfords’ director, said: “After a year of designing, planning and building, we are there. It is bigger, better and designed for the post-Covid era.”
The Spondon premises, in a residential area on the Nottingham Road between Derby and Nottingham, includes a 3000 sq ft two-storey entrance atrium where lots will be permanently on display; two large salerooms where sales will alternate; a third specialist saleroom; valuation rooms and courier collection areas.
The outside of the former B&Q unit has a rain garden cut into the tarmac of the 60-space car park and the firm plans beehives and extra planting in future.
The new saleroom opened on June 11 and hosted Bamfords’ biggest auction in 10 years which ran on June 13-16.
Bamfords, founded in 2002, has moved from its Chequers Road, Derby, premises which had suffered from flooding in 2019.
The firm has 27 staff and also holds auctions at its Bakewell saleroom, and operates from a number of valuation offices.