14 July 2024

Boiler Room Records relocates Poole store to Salisbury

Boiler Room Records has relocated its Kingland Crescent store in Poole to a new home in Salisbury’s Cross Keys Shopping Centre.

The grand opening took place on Friday, 5th July 2024, in collaboration with Vinyl Collectors & Sellers, who previously ran the record store in that location.

This exciting move introduces a London-style record shop to Salisbury, offering new and collectable vinyl, CDs, and accessories.

Boiler Room Records, established 40 years ago, is known for its extensive collection of music and its dedication to the vinyl community.

The original shop at 27 High Street, Old Town, Poole, which has been a staple for 35 years, will remain open, continuing to serve great music to the people of Poole.

Boiler Room Records owner Mark Northey stated, “We loved our time at Kingland, especially the support from Legal & General, who have been leading the way with innovative ideas in modern retail.

However, having two stores in close proximity was splitting our revenue. We couldn’t possibly close our original shop in Poole, so we decided to bring a proper independent record shop to Salisbury instead.”

Paul, the founder of Vinyl Collectors and Sellers, added, “We are really excited to be welcoming Boiler Room Records to our established shop in Salisbury in what is going to be a collaboration of two successful businesses in music sales with a combined trading history of 66 years.

Their unrivalled knowledge of sales in the new music scene combined with our extensive knowledge both via online sales and our physical store of pre-owned music sales is going to give the music buying public the best of both worlds in the still-growing market of vinyl record sales.”

Paul, who will turn 60 in June, has long planned to sell the shop to spend more time with his family. He expressed his delight in finding a buyer who will maintain the shop as a record store, preserving the rich musical heritage of Salisbury.

The new store in Salisbury promises to offer a massive selection of new vinyl, including weekly new releases, and the ability to pre-order future releases, including indie exclusives.

Additionally, National Record Store Day will return to Salisbury next year, adding to the vibrant music culture of the area.

To facilitate the relocation, the Kingland Crescent store contents will be transferred to the new location.

The store has undergone a refit from June 24th to June 30th, which includes new lighting, racking, and redecoration, ensuring a fresh and welcoming environment for all music lovers.

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns