Manheim to relocate Leicester operations to new Bruntingthorpe super centre
A 60,000 sq ft auction hall – nearly one and a half acres – is being built inside Bruntingthorpe's famous Vulcan bomber hanger and officially opens in February 2011. The hall replaces the existing auction rooms and marks the second phase in the company's development of the centre, which has only only been occupied by Manheim since January this year.
Mike Pilkington, managing director, Manheim Remarketing, said: 'The results from Bruntingthorpe have exceeded all expectations and we clearly needed to make further significant investment in our facility here, to match vendor demand. So, having secured successful planning for the enlarged business, we are now focused on ensuring our customers will be able to enjoy the very best buying and selling experience from the start of the New Year.'
Commenting on the winding down of the Leicester auction centre, he continued: 'These decisions are always extremely difficult to make but when you consider just how close the centres are to each other, we would only create more problems for our customers and staff by effectively operating both side by side. A modern remarketing service should provide the optimum experience for both buyers and sellers so, by bringing the Leicester programme into Bruntingthorpe, we give all our customers the best of both worlds in one location.
'We are very hopeful that the majority of our employees at Manheim Auctions, Leicester will be able to move across to Bruntingthorpe in order to fill the new positions being created, as we gear up for the launch of the enlarged facility and associated activity.'