Property firm Savills has been appointed to handle Blockbuster’s store portfolio following the DVD rental chain’s collapse into administration yesterday.

Savills was appointed when Blockbuster originally collapsed in January and has now been hired by joint administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery and Deloitte to handle its 224 store estate.

Sam Foyle, director of retail at Savills, said: “We saw a high level of enquiries in the portfolio on our previous appointment, especially from food stores for their convenience formats, and we anticipate similar level of interest to be generated again.”