Wright & Bell Limited, the company that operates Kitty Hawk and Lino, has appointed Quantuma as administrators.

The Imbiba-backed operator’s City businesses were said to have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, with Kitty Hawk remaining closed since March 2020.

Managing director Sarah Clarke said: “We have been unable to reach a suitable agreement with our landlords, so have made the difficult but necessary decision to appoint administrators.”

Other companies within W & B Holdings will not be impacted by the administration.

These include Green Room which was acquired in July 2020, new opening Marsha in Gabriel’s Wharf and Whyte & Brown in Kingly Court.

Sarah Clarke added: “We plan to continue to trade Lino allowing time to realise its potential over the coming months.

“We would like to thank our incredible teams and all our stakeholders for their continued support and are looking forward to the future.”