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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
Director

NIGEL GILLINGHAM
Director

TRACEY POLLARD
Director

RUPERT BENTLEY-SMITH
Director

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HARRY WILLS
Director

VICTORIA BROADHEAD
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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
Associate Director

MILLIE WILSON
Associate Director

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EMILY ATKIN
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JACK BARRATT
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NICK HALLEY
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ALEXANDER MANN
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ALEX ROBINSON
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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

Homeslice to open at Television Centre

Acting on behalf of Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured a lease with brothers Mark and Alan Wogan, sons of Sir Terry Wogan, who are launching the next branch of their Homeslice pizza brand at Television Centre in 2017.

Alan Wogan said: “I can remember being driven through those gates to the ‘doughnut’ building with Dad as kids — we’ve got emotional ties with the place. This brings things full circle. It’s quite amazing to think that we will be going to have a restaurant right next to it. Obviously ours is a very different business from the one that Dad was in and we are very proud of Dad’s achievements there.

“It would have been nice if he’d known we were going to open a restaurant where he spent so much of his career. He would have been thrilled. He was very proud of what he had seen of us doing with the business.”



The Ivy and OKA to anchor Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford

Acting on behalf of Queensberry, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured The Ivy and OKA as anchor tenants at Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford.

Owners of The Ivy, Caprice Holdings will take 8,500 sq ft located over two levels, including an alfresco dining terrace to accommodate its world-famous restaurant collection with brands such as The Ivy, J. Sheekey, Le Caprice and recently Sexy Fish.

Meanwhile, OKA will take 11,000 sq ft to showcase its collection of furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and home accessories.

Work on site has commenced on the re-development of the 80,000 sq ft retail and leisure scheme, located in the very heart of Guildford town centre and terms have already been agreed on 50% of the scheme to premium restaurant, fashion and other lifestyle brands.

Stuart Harris, commercial director & co-founder of Queensberry said: “Guildford is an affluent town, with an excellent retail offer, with Tunsgate Quarter at its heart.

“We are creating something very special and new for Guildford, that connects the High Street, Tunsgate and Castle Street. The interest and commitment from high-quality operators such as The Ivy Collection and OKA is clear testament to the sophisticated new retail and dining offer we are creating.”

The rebrand to Tunsgate Quarter is part of Queensberry’s vision to create an expanded retail hub alongside the High Street and Guildford Castle, comprising 26 units in total, (18 retail units and 8 restaurants), which is scheduled to open in October 2017.

A candle-lit dinner at London Road, Manchester

Yesterday evening Allied London hosted a tour and dinner at London Road, Manchester for local and national operators and influencers. The event was a fantastic success with around 150 people in attendance.

The evening began with a personal tour of all the space and opportunities on offer, from bars to signature restaurants, work and living space and a look at how The Zetter Hotel will operate. This was followed by cocktails and a three course candle lit dinner within the impressive Engine Room.

Rupert Bentley- Smith comments “the evening was a great success and a brilliant way to showcase the opportunities available at London Road. We are delighted to be part of such an inspiring project and have an outstanding opportunity to bring together a collection of brands to create a new destination and experience for Manchester. Our focus is to partner with owners and entrepreneurial operators who will work with the unique spaces at London Road to create a bespoke offering.”

London Road is a treasured building in Manchester; rich in stories, heritage and jaw-dropping spaces which have stood dormant and untouched for over 25 years.  Anchored by the Zetter Fire Station Hotel, a new destination will be created at London road “a place of national and international standing, with a voice to London and beyond”.



The Zetter Group to open new hotel at London Road Fire Station, Manchester
Acting on behalf of Allied London, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured The Zetter Group as the anchor hotel operator for Allied London’s London Road Fire Station.

The Zetter Group’s London properties are famed for pioneering eco-credentials, quirky details and a unique guest experience, praised by The Times, Time Out and Wallpaper* among others. On opening, each of the group’s properties have been named in Conde Nast Traveller’s infamous Hot List: The World’s Best New Hotels.

The Zetter Hotel at London Road will be the group’s first operation outside London and will be the fourth hotel in their collection. London Road with its iconic setting and storied past provides the perfect home for The Zetter’s much awaited, next venture and it will be Manchester’s first truly international boutique hotel.

Owner operated, The Zetter Group is well known for developing relationships with internationally renowned hospitality talent such as Tony Conigliaro and Bruno Loubet, and the hotel will anchor London Road Fire Station.

Michael Benyan, The Zetter Group’s Director, commented: “We are delighted to have finally found the perfect opportunity to open a Zetter property in Manchester. London Road is an iconic building and a real gift for us as hoteliers. We want to preserve the existing beauty and magic of the building and use it to help create a unique experience for our guests. Allied London should also be applauded for their vision and ambition for the regeneration of the area – it’s an exciting project to be a part of.”

The Zetter Group will team up, once more, with interior designers Russell Sage Studios to bring their vision for this hotel, to life. Russell Sage Studios are famed for designing The Goring Hotel’s Royal Suite, a number of Jason Atherton’s and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, as well as on the much lauded interiors for two Zetter Townhouse projects and Grain Store, for The Zetter Group.

Michael Ingall, Allied London’s Chief Executive, commented: “We were delighted with the level of interest shown in London Road and humbled by the brands who took the time to travel to view the building and submit proposals. Ultimately, however, we were taken by the hands on approach of the Zetter owners, which we felt was vital in establishing London Road as the new benchmark for hospitality in Manchester.

“We are following the considered approach we have taken with our other projects, including Spinningfields, by working with owner/operators who have a religious approach to service, quality and brand. Zetter come in the top bracket of this group of people. I also look forward to working with interior designer, Russell Sage, someone I have admired for several years and is at the top of his game for interior design around the world. The building is in safe hands. I have no doubt that the Zetter Hotel will become a must-stay destination for Manchester’s many visitors. Our task is now to craft and curate the rest of the development and we will be inviting certain hospitality operators to make proposals for the remaining spaces.”

Allied London’s plans for London Road will see this iconic space become a place of experience, with an international collective of world class operators, interesting brands and innovative hospitality. Over five floors, London Road will become ‘One Space’ – one collaborative destination with a multitude of aspects; including the Zetter Group’s hotel, a world class cocktail bar, spa and co working space.
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