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The leading boutique retail and leisure team consistently delivering for the UK’s most prestigious property owners and developers

Drawing on our extensive experience in the creation of mixed use developments we collaborate with our clients to create aspirational environments which surpass the customers initial requirements. We provide in-depth and comprehensive advice on all aspects of leasing, asset management, development and investment within the retail and restaurant sectors.

With a strong ethos of communication we offer a joined-up approach providing credible investment advice supported by a knowledge of retailers demand and an understanding of future trends shaping the retail environment. Having held senior positions within niche and major national agencies, the team are well placed to offer a focused and targeted approach, with enthusiasm, drive and commitment.

Based in London, we operate on a national level and offer a proven record in creating and implementing successful tenant mix strategies. Current instructions include Land Securities Central London portfolio, The Brunswick Bloomsbury, Canary Wharf, Windsor Royal Station and Hammerson catering portfolio.

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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
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WOODY BRUCE
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NIGEL GILLINGHAM
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TRACEY POLLARD
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RUPERT BENTLEY-SMITH
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HARRY WILLS
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VICTORIA BROADHEAD
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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS NéE BRUNT
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MILLIE WILSON
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EMILY ATKIN
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NICK HALLEY
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ALEXANDER MANN
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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
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The leading boutique retail and leisure team consistently delivering for the UK’s most prestigious property owners and developers

ETM group to open in NOVA at the end of the year

Acting on behalf of Land Securities, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured a lease with ETM Group who will open their concept ‘Greenwood’ at Nova later this year.

Greenwood, will be ETM Group’s 18th opening since the company was set up in 2000. The large pub will have something for everyone under one roof; from breakfast through to pre/post theatre dining and dinner, seven days a week. Nova is part of a £2 billion development pipeline for Victoria and will bring 18 new eateries to SW1, creating London’s newest and most inviting food quarter.

The 11,000 square foot pub and restaurant, designed by Russell Sage Studio, will be split over two floors. As well as a large central bar and plenty of seating, the spacious ground floor will also include a brow and lashes bar and barbershop as well as an 80-cover outdoor seating area.  Upstairs will be a bar with five screens, two of which will be mega screens, showing all competitive domestic and international sport throughout the day and night, plus an American 8 Ball pool table and ping pong table.

Set to be a foodie destination that will celebrate eclectic and innovative restaurant brands and different dining experiences, Nova will also house world-class office space and high quality apartments, located right opposite Victoria underground station. Nova is an architecturally striking development that will create a vibrant new link between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace, which in turn leads onto the Royal Parks.

ETM Group Co-Founder Tom Martin comments: “We are delighted to be bringing our pubs, bars and restaurants to two more central London locations and at such interesting developments.  Being selected to be part of all that is happening at Nova, Victoria is a privilege. We can’t wait to get these sites open and welcome many of our regular customers alongside plenty of new faces.”



Shikumen opens at The O2 Centre, Finchley Road

Dim Sum specialists Shikumen have taken a 4,300 sq.ft unit at The O2 Centre, Finchley Road.

The O2 Centre opening marks their third restaurant in London, with other locations in Ealing and Shepherd's Bush. The design and the kitchen techniques of their restaurants apply methods seen in Shikumen architecture which is the combination of east and west. They use the best elements of each to create the finest possible result. The menu is a selection of the best Chinese dishes from north to south that have been handpicked by the Shikumen team. Their ingredients are sourced carefully for the highest quality possible and they pair the very best of British produce with Chinese saucing, garnish and taste.

Shikumen join tenants such as Byron Burger, Yo Sushi, Oliver Bonas and Vue Cinema.

LEON now open at Brunswick Centre

Acting on behalf of Lazari Investments, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have leased a 3,116 sq.ft unit to LEON at Brunswick Centre.

LEON opened earlier this month, and the opening at Brunswick Centre marks their 38th restaurant. LEON was set up in 2004 by John Vincent, Henry Dimbleby and chef Allegra McEvedy to make it easier for everyone to eat well.

LEON joins tenants such as LK Bennett, JOY, Gap and Oasis. 



Three new restaurant brands coming to SouthGate, Bath

Acting on behalf of Aviva Investors and British Land, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured three new restaurants operators at SouthGate, Bath. Thai street food chain Thaikhun (3,700 sq ft, 25 year lease), Lebanese and eastern Mediterranean restaurant Comptoir Libanais (4,000 sq ft, 20 year lease) and Absurd Bird (3,000 sq ft, 20 year lease) all debuting in the City.

Simon Green, associate director for Aviva Investors, said: “The new restaurants will help further extend the already broad appeal of Bath, establishing SouthGate as a thriving destination in the city centre. The restaurants will offer diverse dining choices for local people and visitors, as well as creating new jobs for the city.”

Alisa Davidson, retail asset manager for British Land, added: “We are pleased to welcome these three new restaurants to SouthGate this autumn. The businesses already have a strong presence in cities such as London, so we’re excited to bring them to Bath for the first time.

“These latest deals form part of our strategy to further enhance the F&B provision across our portfolio to enliven assets and deliver Places People Prefer.”

The new restaurants, which will open in September and October, will join Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Prezzo and Graze in the new dining destination on Newark Street and St Lawrence Street.
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