A new auction house in Royal Wootton Bassett is opening its doors this weekend. 

Old Bank Antiques founder Jon White has invested around £3 million into turning the old Co-op supermarket next door into an auction house, RWB Auctions.

Construction was completed in July on the 9,000-square-foot site, and the following months have been spent getting the interiors ready.

People can pop in to the High Street shop for a look around for the first time from 10am on Saturday, when they bring items with them for valuation.

After opening his antiques shop four years ago, Jon's team has grown to nearly 30 people and he is excited about the new project.

Mr White said: "It’s fantastic to be able to open our doors for the first time and allow people to see what’s been going on behind the scenes.

"We’re all proud that this project reflects the investment we’ve made in our own High Street and also for the employment opportunities that have already arisen.

"We’re very excited to welcome anyone who wants to come along for our very first valuation day."

The building bow features two selling rooms, and an events and art gallery upstairs. A bistro will be opening on the ground floor in the near future.

After the valuation day on Saturday, November 25, the first antique and fine art auction will be held at the premises on Wednesday, January 17, and Thursday, January 18, 2024.

The team will hold regular auctions specialising in various areas of interest, such as coins, toys, film and entertainment memorabilia, home and interiors, cars, and military-related items.

On Saturday, there will also be a vintage Christmas fair being run by an independent business on-site.

Team member Freya Webb added: "The vintage fair will be a wonderful event for our community to come and experience our new space for the first time alongside our valuation day.

"It’s a perfect way to showcase this new addition to the High Street."

RWB Auctions will be the main business run by serial entrepreneur Jon White as he brings together his enterprises under one roof, including Gold Traders, Britannia Coin Company, and Old Bank Antiques which will continue to operate from next door.