Latest News | 23 February 2023

Architect bids to revamp auctioneers’ flagship site

Share this post:

Matthew Montague Architects has been appointed to revamp and extend the flagship site of one of the region’s leading auctioneers.

The firm has been called in to design the upgraded premises of Hanson Auctioneers, at Etwall, providing it with an overall facelift and increasing space.

After a space-planning exercise, Matthew Montague Architects has finalised designs to re-organise the building, relocate the offices, improve the customer experience and maximise available space.

Paul Myers, the architect leading the project, said: “We have designed a two-story extension to be used as offices to replace the portacabin offices currently occupied by staff.

“We have also included meeting rooms, reconfigured the layout to maximize space, and designed a grand new entrance.”

Planning permission will now be sought from South Derbyshire District Council.

Hanson Auctioneers was founded in 2015 by antiques expert Charles Hanson, who is also regular on television shows such as Flog It, Antiques Road Trip, and Bargain Hunt.

Matthew Montague said: “This is a great client for the practice; 2023 will mark our 25th year in business, we are well-known for our sports, education and residential projects, but in parallel we are equally pleased to be continuing to reinforce our portfolio of commercial work all across the Midlands.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Hansons.”

Charles said: “Matthew designed an elegant extension to my home; the addition to our period property was exactly what we wanted, and the new build blended seamlessly with the existing, suiting the house perfectly.

“Following that, I gave Matthew Montague Architects the approval to remodel the Etwall showroom.

“We are very excited for our business as we move into this new stage.”

*Marketing Derby is set to hold a special Bondholder event at Matthew Montague Architects on 18 May to celebrate the firm’s 25th Anniversary. More details will be released soon.

Related Articles...

This will close in 0 seconds