Gove intervention on ITV studios leaves many wondering which scheme is next in firing line
By Dave Rogers, 16 May 2022, Building
Communities secretary flexes political muscle on 72 Upper Ground, with worries that more developments will be stalled by minister’s decisions.
Last week, communities secretary Michael Gove dropped a bit of a bombshell when he effectively halted plans to turn the former ITV studios on London’s South Bank into office space by issuing it with a so-called Article 31 notice.
McGee was weeks away from starting demolition work at 72 Upper Ground, originally built in the early 1970s. After beating Sir Robert McAlpine and Laing O’Rourke, Lendlease had just been chosen as contractor and the rubber-stamping process of its appointment was still going on. (McGee has been doing the preparation work and piling on Plot 08 at Convoys Wharf.)
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