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Hallmark extends Bradford warehouse

Hallmark extends Bradford warehouse

Hallmark, the greetings card business, has extended its Yorkshire warehouse so that it can triple the workforce on site.

Builder and developer Seddon has been appointed to a £4.4m conversion project for Hallmark Cards, in order for the company to relocate 450 head office staff to its Dawson Lane facility in Bradford.

The US-owned card publisher is consolidating its Bradford based operations to one site, Dawson Lane, which was previously its UK-based manufacturing plant.

Seddon will convert the existing warehouse, constructing mezzanine floors with lift and stair access to provide new office space for the company’s creative, business and administrative teams.

The site currently houses 180 distribution staff but this will increase to 630 once Seddon completes the work, and the head office staff relocate.

The projects adds 8,439 sq ft by inserting mezzanine floors in the loading bay area. It brings the total sizre of the building to 82,582 sq ft.

Richard Campbell, International Supply Chain Director for Hallmark Cards, said: “We have a great opportunity to make our Dawson Lane site right for the future, and create a space that is better suited to the work we do. It will also bring us closer to our retail distribution centre so we can be more connected within the business. With on-time delivery vital, Seddon were a clear choice for the project.”

The new building is slated for completion in March 2017 and will see Hallmark Cards continue its long history in the region.

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