The former Royal Wootton Bassett Co-op is set to reopen as RWB Auctions in October.

Set up by silverware and coin dealer Jon White, the auction house will sit across the road from the Old Bank Antiques centre which he launched in 2019.

“RWB Auctions is delighted that the construction is now finished,” said Steve Bucknell, general manager of RWB Auctions.

“It means that our new auction house, gallery and bistro are nearing completion and we should be ready for opening in October,” he added.

The eager manager is hoping to recruit key staff members over the next few weeks, ahead of the planned opening date.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Managers celebrate the finished construction of RWB AuctionsManagers celebrate the finished construction of RWB Auctions (Image: Jon White)

Located on 144 High Street, the RWB Auction space boasts more than 9,000 sq ft of space.

The redesign of the former supermarket has been managed by Cirencester-based architects, Pier Architecture, and carried out by Swindon building contractors RJ Leighfield.

"It's fantastic to have local businesses working together,” said RJ Leighfield managing director Simon Leighfield.

"It’s a construction project that will add so much value to the surrounding area, both cultural and economic,” added Pier Architecture managing director Bill Pier.

RWB Auctions will open its doors to the public in October, with regular sales of antiques, jeweller, art and collectables.