PETITION: Stop the demolition of Oxford Street – save and re-use M&S flagship store

PETITION: Stop the demolition of Oxford Street – save and re-use M&S flagship store

2nd December 2021

Sign and share our joint SAVE Britain's Heritage and Twentieth Century Society petition to the Chairman and CEO of Marks and Spencer Plc to stop them demolishing M&S's historic Oxford Street HQ!

The demolition and rebuild of this 6-storey building would pump 39,500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This handsome landmark building has characterised Oxford Street for almost 100 years, helping shape one of London's most famous and historic streets.

If the former Oxford Street department stores of House of Fraser, Topshop Debenham’s can all be refurbished for office and retail use, why can’t M&S follow suit?

Join us in calling on the Chairman and CEO of M&S to do the right thing by history, and by future generations. Save and re-use this building and show your customers and investors that M&S is serious about sustainability and its own net zero commitments.

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Notes to editors:

1. For more information contact Ben Oakley, conservation officer at SAVE Britain's Heritage – / 020 7253 3500.

2. See here for our statement prior to Westminster City Council's planning committee.

3. SAVE Britain's Heritage is a strong, independent voice in conservation that has been fighting for threatened historic buildings and sustainable reuses since 1975. We stand apart from other organisations by bringing together architects, engineers, planners and investors to offer viable alternative proposals. Where necessary, and with expert advice, we take legal action to prevent major and needless losses.