It has been reported on Property Week that Knight Frank is to shut its Liverpool offices, with staff facing redundancy consultation over the next fortnight.
Knight Frank is currently re-evaluating its two offices in the region and is considering moving to Manchester to house a larger team after Horton House is closed. The Manchester office will go from 25 to 32 after the consultation.
David Porter, head of North West commercial, said: "This strategic review of our services will enable us to refocus our commitment to Merseyside and we will continue to work with our clients to provide the highest level of service across the region. By consolidating the two offices we will strengthen our North West offering, allowing teams to provide clients with a first class service from a central hub.
“This consolidation will, regrettably, result in some redundancies from within the agency teams. This is a difficult time and we want ensure that these decisions are made in a sensitive manner. We are currently in a period of consultation with teams from across the north-west.”
Its Liverpool office currently houses nine staff, which originally started with eleven. The office opened in 2007 but has been a victim of the current climate, seeing a lack of interest in commercial space.
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