M&S ‘bewildered and disappointed’ by Gove’s Marble Arch intervention

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Marks & Spencer has reacted angrily to Michael Gove’s decision to call in the planned redevelopment of its flagship Marble Arch premises.

M&S group property, store development and technology director Sacha Berendji said he was “bewildered and disappointed, and maintained that “political grandstanding” would have a “chilling effect for regeneration programmes across the country” and flew in the face of the government’s levelling-up agenda.

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