Qs Davis Langdon has embarked on a regional restructuring programme to create bigger offices across the UK.

It has closed its office in Newcastle and merged it within a 30-strong Leeds division. In the Midlands, the Nottingham office has closed and Birmingham has become the focus of the operation. The company is hoping to increase the number of staff there to 40 by the end of the year.

Further office changes will take place in February next year, when Portsmouth and Southampton will merge into an office of 60 staff.

Davis Langdon has not reduced its total staff count, and all staff in Newcastle and Nottingham have been offered a relocation package.

Rob Smith, senior partner, said the aim was to create offices with a more diverse range of skills and a “deeper pool of people”.

Since Smith took over in May 2003, staff have increased by 200 to 1300.