HKS Architects has insisted that its split from Ryder Architecture will not affect work on Liverpool Football Club’s stadium.

The firm announced on Thursday that it had become the sole owner of the joint venture practice it set up with Ryder in 2001.

A spokesperson said: “All the work on the project was contained within the London office anyway. It will have no impact whatsoever.”

The practice formerly known as RyderHKS International will now be wholly owned by HKS, and will be known as HKS Architects. Ryder Architecture will continue to operate under its existing name

Since its creation, RyderHKS International has designed projects worth more than £550m in construction costs.