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BHS administration: Job losses expected in west London after rescue attempt fails

The department store will be liquidated with the loss of 11,000 jobs and 163 stores

Shoppers walk past the British Home Stores (BHS) on Oxford Street(Image: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

BHS is to be liquidated with the loss of 163 stores after a deal to save the business fell through.

These include the department store's Harrow , West Ealing and Uxbridge shops, and will see 11,000 employees lose their jobs.

The administrators, Duff & Phelps, have said that although they received "multiple offers" for the sale of the business, none were able to complete a deal due to the working capital requires to secure the future of the company.

BHS is now one of a number of high street retailers to have gone bust since the recession , a list that included Woolworths, Blockbuster and Phones4U.

Marble Arch lit up in red, white and blue as #SaveBHS campaign is launched(Image: BHS)

As a result of the wind down, all 163 shops, including the three in west London, will go into close down sale mode over the coming weeks, with the jobs of 8000 people likely to go, while a further 3000 non BHS staff jobs in the stores are also at risk.

Philip Duffy, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps and Joint Administrator said: "The British high street is changing and in these turbulent times for retailers, BHS has fallen as another victim of the seismic shifts we are seeing.

"The tireless work and goodwill of the existing management team and employees of BHS with the support of my team were not enough to change the fortunes of the company."

BHS went into administration in April after it recorded a loss and numerous attempts were made by the public to try and save it, including a mass social media campaign .

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