Exact date M&S will shut historic store as several more shops marked for closure

MARKS and Spencer has revealed the exact date it is set to close another of its stores.

The high street retailer has announced the closing date for its branch in Middlesborough.


Marks and Spencer has revealed the exact date it will close one of its storesCredit: Alamy

The M&S in Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, which first opened more than 100 years ago, will close on April 15, according to Teeside Live.

We have reached out to M&S for comment and we’ll update this story once we hear back.

It comes as The Sun previously revealed that the store, along with several others, had been marked for closure this year.

The high street chain announced last year that it was closing 67 of its larger shops as part of a major shake-up.

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It said the closures of the “lower productivity, full line stores” will take place over the next three years.

But M&S is looking to open 104 more Foodhalls over the same period.

Many of the shops are expected to reopen in the same area or location as those earmarked for closure.

The shake-up also comes as part of a wider overhaul which will see M&S aim to deliver around £400 million in cost savings.

M&S in East Kilbride closed on February 25.

While stores in Edinburgh and Cardiff will be closing in Spring.

The M&S in Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham is due to close in autumn, but it will be relocating, rather than closing outright.

M&S will open a Foodhall in the nearby Plas Coch Retail Park instead.

Plus M&S is also eyeing up closures for its stores in Bolton and Castleford, following proposals.

But these closures are “subject to ongoing consultations” at this stage, M&S previously told The Sun.

The closures, including proposals, are as follows:

  • East Kilbride Shopping Centre – closed on February 25
  • Carlton Street, Castleford – end of April
  • Meadowbank retail park, Edinburgh – spring
  • Newport Road, Cardiff – spring
  • Eagles Meadow, Wrexham – autumn
  • Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough – April 15
  • Deansgate, Bolton – date to be confirmed

M&S is yet to reveal the other 60 stores it has earmarked for closure or how many jobs will be affected by the plans.

Shoppers will soon be seeing big changes on the high street as other big name brands also look to close stores.

High energy costs and a shift to shopping online after the pandemic is taking a tool on the high street.

Plus, household incomes have been squeeze by the cost of leaving crisis, meaning less people are looking to spend.

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Nearly 15,000 jobs have been axed since the start of the year as dozens of retailers collapsed or were restructured.

We’ve put together a full list of all the store closures coming this month so you can check if one is closing near you.

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