Oddbins administrator Deloitte has appointed property agent Christie + Co to find buyers for the off-licence’s closed 55 stores after it collapsed into administration earlier this month.

Interested parties have until May 5 at 5pm to offer bids for the closed stores.

Deloitte is still seeking to sell all or parts of the remaining business as a going concern.

Christie + Co head of retail Steve Rodell said: “We will be conducting a short, focused campaign aimed at individuals and operators with an interest in this sector.

“These off-licences offer both independent and multiple operators an excellent opportunity to acquire stores of varying size in prominent locations across the country.”

Oddbins collapsed after its plans for a CVA were thwarted by creditors including HM Revenue & Customs. Oddbins has a turnover of £75m and employs 400 people.