Entire contents of Hallmark centre to be auctioned off after closure was announced

Hallmark's Dawson Lane site <i>(Image: T&A)</i>
Hallmark's Dawson Lane site (Image: T&A)

THE entire contents of Hallmark's warehouse and distribution centre in Bradford will be auctioned off after its closure was announced.

Earlier this month, it emerged that the business, based off Dawson Lane, would be "consolidating" its warehouse and distribution operations and selling off its South Bradford base.

It means staff in these departments will move across the border to Hallmark's Brighouse site, or leave the company.

The card company's offices will, however, remain at Dawson Lane.

NCM Auctions has now confirmed it has been appointed to sell the "entire contents" of the distribution centre.

A spokesperson for NCM Auctions said: "We have been engaged to sell the machinery, fixtures and fittings of the premises with an online auction that is currently running in two parts."

Items being auctioned off include conveyor systems, floor sweepers, trolleys, lockers and compressors.

For more information about the auction, visit bidonline.ncmauctions.co.uk/auctions/8920/ncm-au10981

The auction will take place on Thursday and Friday.

News of the closure of Hallmark's warehouse and distribution centre emerged after Leeds-based manufacturers Airedale announced it had purchased the Dawson Lane site, and that the "current owner" would vacate by September.

Airedale plans to convert the site into a factory developing and testing cooling systems - creating 200 jobs for Bradford over the next five years.