FLATS at the former Hallmark House building in Heaton are now up for sale, and have been snapped up quickly by property investors.

Prices for the apartments at Card House start at £105,000, which is the first of three phases of the redevelopment of the Grade-II listed building comprising 144 apartments over four floors.

Targeting buy-to-let investors, 70 per cent of the properties have already been sold pre-launch, with the latest flat now up for sale costing £155,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Based in Bingley Road, Heaton, the historic Grade-II listed building was bought for £6.5 million in 2018, and plans for almost 400 flats were submitted.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist's impression of the renovated Hallmark HouseAn artist's impression of the renovated Hallmark House

The building was designed by Bradford-based architects Benjamin Chippindale and Richard J. Edmondson in 1936 as a purpose-built printing works and office headquarters for W.N Sharpe Ltd and was completed in 1937.

It was the home of Hallmark Cards until they relocated to Dudley Hill several years ago.

In the flats' description, the advert says: "All apartments in Card House are spacious, delivering larger than average accommodation.

"The clever use of natural and electrical lighting ensures the apartments are light and airy, providing truly special homes.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The open-plan living area inside the flatsThe open-plan living area inside the flats

"The development occupies a highly prominent position between the higher quality outer Bradford residential suburbs and the Airedale towns and villages of Shipley, Cottingley and Bingley.

"In addition to this, Card House will offer excellent transport links to both Bradford and Leeds city centre, offering a perfect location for those looking to commute."

For investors, the advert says the flats offer a seven per cent annual yield and says it expects the flats to be sought after by renters.