The £12m auction facility will have a 100-strong staff, led by centre manager Stuart Pearson, and is the company’s largest development in the UK for a decade.
Located off J13 of the M1, it will feature two auction halls and a dedicated commercial vehicle auction, a vehicle preparation zone, undercover viewing area for 420 cars and a display park for 120 HGVs.
Sales will be held at least three days per week, with car sales on Mondays and Thursdays and special sales in between.
BCA clients who have already agreed sale programmes include Reg Vardy Contracts, Lookers, Bristol Street Motors and Lex Vehicle Leasing. Manufacturer sales will include Peugeot, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW/Alphabet.