A FURNITURE firm which has taken over the former Hallmark site in Bradford has announced its new site in the city will create 20 new jobs.

Home Discount is relocating from its current base in Huddersfield to the 180,500 sq ft former Hallmark warehouse in Dawson Lane, Bierley.

The multi-million pound move follows Hallmark moving all of its operations to Hallmark House in Bingley Road, Heaton.

Home Discount is an importer and online retailer of furniture and homewares, selling items online at discount prices to the general public, and also supplies to a number of high street businesses across the UK.

Work is now underway to renovate the warehouse and offices at its new home. Part of the renovation includes a 8,000 sq ft factory shop showroom which will open in May for both the public and trade to visit.

The firm currently employs 45 people, and the move to Bradford will create an additional 20 jobs.

Suresh Handa, joint managing director of Home Discount, said: “We are currently based in Huddersfield in a 40,000 square foot warehouse.

“We have been looking to buy a large warehouse premises for nearly two years, but warehouses of this size and location are very hard to buy.

“When this site came on the market it was a great opportunity for us to acquire a warehouse more than four times the size of our existing warehouse.

“As a result we can add more products to our portfolio, which then allows us to really grow and expand the business to the next level.

“With excellent motorway links to M62 and M606 it is an ideal site to make this our new head office and distribution centre.

“We have totally refurbished all the site adding in new state of the art offices, design studios, and a 8,000 sq ft showroom which will be open to the general public and trade.

“The offices and warehouse will open after Easter and the showroom in May 2018.”

The 20 new jobs will include roles in customer services, e-commerce, and warehouse and sales staff for the new factory shop opening in May.

Home Discount is a part of the Lassic Group which was founded in 2012.

It is run by brothers and joint managing directors Suresh Handa and Raj Handa.

The firm sells a wide range of both indoor and outdoor furniture, ranging from fire pits and chimeneas to bookcases, beds, and even pet hutches and cages, offering free delivery on more than 20,000 different products, at prices up to 75 per cent below the recommended retail price.