Huddersfield's BHS store is expected to shut within weeks.

The Shambles store and the other 162 shops in the 88-year-old retailer’s chain will be “wound down” over the coming weeks, according to administrator Duff & Phelps.

The Huddersfield store, which employs 60 people, is the second largest unit on The Piazza shopping development.

READ MORE: BHS could file for administration — 11,000 jobs at risk

The process will see stores closed or transferred when they have either run out of stock or have found a buyer.

Buyers, likely to be rival retailers, will target groups of stores or individual shops in prime locations.

The BHS brand name still remains up for sale. When retailer Woolworths went bust in 2008, its name was bought by retailer Shop Direct and was resurrected as an online store before being merged into online brand Very last year.

Video Loading

Retail consultancy Hilco has been appointed to help wind down the BHS store network. It will place key managers in outlets to help close shops, or transfer them to new owners.

Firms who the administrator was not convinced could run the whole of BHS include a company led by retailer Greg Tufnell, reportedly backed by Portuguese investors, and a consortium led by Matalan founder John Hargreaves.

There were also separate offers from Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley and Poundstretcher boss Aziz Tayub. But those close to the sale process expect these firms to be active buyers of the BHS estate.

The collapse of BHS could lead to the loss of 8,000 members of staff, and 3,000 jobs of non-BHS employees who work in the stores.