The auction house has secured a new location for a purpose built auction sale room, just outside Stonehouse.
The new location for Stroud Auctions will be Harper’s Field, which is adjacent to the Horse Trough roundabout, just outside Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The purpose-built building was given planning permission in February 2020 and is expected to open in 2023. As part of the process of relocating, Stroud Auctions will also rebrand and change its name to Harper Field Auctioneers & Valuers.
The company released the following statement: ‘Work is now underway to create a bespoke building, just what we have all been working towards for the past 10 years. The new building will herald a whole new era for the company, and we are confident that this will extend to the local area, too – bringing new visitors to Stonehouse and Stroud and creating new employment opportunities. We are extremely grateful for the exceptional support received from Stonehouse Town Council, who have been unwavering in their confidence in us. We look forward to working together in the years to come and are proud to be able to remain a Stroud based company, overcoming the difficulties placed in our way when searching for larger and better premises. We hope that all our customers will enjoy seeing the company grow and go from strength to strength – we will remain your friendly local auction company while expanding our reach nationally.’
As regards the change of company name Stroud Auctions noted: ‘The new name will be Harper Field, a direct tribute to the local name for the site and to the previous owners who made all this possible by selling the land to us. Although it will take some time to adjust, we will be the same group of dedicated individuals providing the same great service to local customers and of course to our national and worldwide buyers, too.’
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