The global professional services firm is to close its 7,800 sq ft office at Exchange Flags in response to changing ways of working expediated by Covid-19.
Deloitte employs around 65 staff in the Liverpool office, all of whom have been offered full-time remote working roles, the company said.
Stephen Griggs, Deloitte UK’s managing partner, said: “Covid-19 has fast-tracked our future of work programme, leading us to review our real estate portfolio and how we use our offices across the UK, including London.”
As well as its Liverpool office, the company is closing three more sites across the country in Southampton, Gatwick and Nottingham.
Deloitte, which last month reported a 16% drop in profits for the 12 months ended May 2020, has 50 offices in the UK and employs around 20,000 people nationally.
All of Deloitte’s UK staff are currently working from home in line with Government guidance.
Griggs said: “Everyone based in [Liverpool, Nottingham, Gatwick and Southampton] will continue to be employed by Deloitte and any proposed change is to our ‘bricks and mortar’ [portfolio], not our presence in these regions.
“We remain committed to these regional markets and will continue our close relationships with our clients, society partners and communities, just without a physical building.”
It is understood that Deloitte, one of the Big Four professional services firms, still has a year to run on its lease at Exchange Flags and may seek an early surrender of the terms of its contract.
Exchange Flags is owned by Israeli property firm Ashtrom Properties, which bought the 360,000 sq ft building for £68m from Shelborn Asset Management last year.
Worthington Owen is the letting agent for Exchange Flags.
The news of Deloitte’s Liverpool exit comes in the month after telecommunications firm BT decided to shelve a deal to take 80,000 sq ft at CTP and Kier Property’s Pall Mall in Liverpool.