Olympia doubles saleroon space
SOTHEBYS IS to build a new saleroom at Olympia in Kensington,
West London. The new saleroom, which will run in conjunction with
Sothebys existing flagship New Bond Street saleroom, will be
located on an entire floor of the Olympia Two building, and cover
an area of 54,000 square feet.
Robin Woodhead, Chief Executive of Sothebys Europe and Asia
said: We are delighted to make this announcement of this exciting
development. Olympia is a landmark building and is already known in
the art and antiques world as an international venue for fine art
and antiques fairs. The new saleroom will allow us to double our existing
selling space in London. Olympia is an unrivalled location with good
communication, access by tube, rail and road, together with dedicated
public car-parking, and we look forward to opening there in September.
The property is owned by Earls Court and Olympia Group, whose Chief
Executive, Andrew Morris, said he believed the move would reinforce
Olympias position as Londons premier location for art
There is no doubt that Sothebys auctions will bring much
extra national and international focus to West London, and will attract
important and valuable clients to Olympia. This will benefit our own
customers who have worked with us to make the Olympia Fine Art and
Antiques Fairs synonymous with quality the world over.