UK soft drinks group Villa has fallen into receivership, following tough market conditions.

Accountant firm BDO is acting as administrator for Villa, a member of the BDO team told just-drinks today (15 December). Redundancies are expected at the firm. 

Villa has been operating from Sunderland, northeast England, since 1885. The firm, which produces Hadrian bottled water, was originally named Fenwick, after founder Thomas Fenwick.