An Award-winning Saleroom


Sworders' saleroom is conveniently located on the Cambridge Road, half a mile north of the village of Stansted Mountfitchet on the B1383. Our award-winning premises in the picturesque Essex countryside offers 250 parking spaces and ample loading and unloading bays. We are situated 6 miles from Stansted Airport, 1 mile from Stansted Mountfitchet railway station with its link to London Liverpool Street, and 4 miles from M11 Junction 8.

Planning permission was granted in 2007 and the current building was designed, built, and officially opened in 2008. The opening ceremony was hosted by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. The building’s timber frame was sourced from managed sustainable forests in Scandinavia and filled with tightly packed, locally sourced straw bales, which were compressed and held in place under a sustainable cedar-shingle roof. At the time of opening, it was the largest straw bale building in Europe and was given a sustainability award from the RICS.

Sworders’ rapid global expansion, especially into the Chinese and Far Eastern market, and the continued development of an extensive auction programme, meant that we soon had soon outgrown the space. An extension completed in 2011 increased our footprint by almost 50%, providing valuable and much-needed storage capacity.

As auctioneers, we actively embrace an environmentally conscious ethos. We facilitate the transition of items from individuals who no longer need them to new owners who will cherish and appreciate their value. This sustainable approach aligns seamlessly with the essence of our business. Our flagship auction rooms, constructed with a strong focus on eco-friendly practices, serve as a tangible representation of our commitment to environmental responsibility. Through our conscientious efforts, we strive to not only connect possessions with appreciative owners but also contribute positively to the broader goal of sustainable and mindful consumption.



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