Bruce Gillingham Pollard

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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
              London WC2H 9EA

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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
              London WC2H 9EA

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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
Director

CHARLOTTE BRUNT
Associate Director

MILLIE WILSON
Associate Director

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EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Surveyor

ALEXANDER MANN
Surveyor

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THEA ROWE
Marketing & Communications/ PA

FRANCES HOWARD
Office Manager/PA

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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
              London WC2H 9EA

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

Farmstand open on Drury Lane

Farmstand, a new fast-casual restaurant founded by American mountaineer, Steven Novick, is now open in Covent Garden. Farmstand, which takes its name from the US roadside stalls which sell fruit, vegetables and other produce, is now open seven days a week.

All the produce is fresh, organic and sourced from UK suppliers. You can chose a ready made box to grab and go or mix and match to build your own box with 18,432 possible combinations.

They sell breakfast until 11am and start selling craft beer and wine from 12pm until close (11.00pm weekdays and Saturday/ 8pm Sunday).

The Bruce Gillingham Pollard team are excited to have gained a new lunch time haunt, and with so many possible menu options, we aren’t likely to get bored!



Caffe Nero open in Central St Giles

European coffee brand Caffe Nero is now open in Central St Giles adding to their portfoilio of over 600 stores globally. 

Nero, which was founded in 1997, took a 2,695 sq.ft unit within the Central St Giles scheme, joining brands such as Byron, Cabana and Ippudo. 

Aberdeen secure Liverpool gem

Aberdeen Asset Management on behalf of clients has completed the acquisition of the commercial element of Liverpool's iconic Albert Dock from Albert Dock Company, a subsidiary of Arrowcroft for circa £42.75m, representing a net initial yield of approximately 5.6%. 

The investment totals over 400,000 sq ft of hotel, leisure, retail and office accommodation and is home to occupiers including Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, The Beatles Story, Gusto and Miller and Carter as well as a number of independent leisure, retail and office tenants.

The former working dock built in the 1840s was saved from dereliction by Arrowcroft in the early 1980s and restored successfully to a vibrant commercial and residential development it is today, comprising the largest Grade 1 collection of buildings in the country.

The project is also home to the Tate Gallery and the Maritime Museum.

The considerable infrastructure improvements and development of the Liverpool Waterfront area which followed through both public and private investment has created a significant tourist destination with over 6m people visiting Albert Dock every year.

Nicholas Hai – Chairman of Arrowcroft - said: “We take great pride in having restored these magnificent historic buildings and in so doing, led the regeneration of Liverpool’s waterfront and created an attraction that has global recognition. It is now listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. After 33 years under our ownership we recognise that it is time to move on and it is pleasing that its future will be in the hands of a highly respected Institution. We wish Aberdeen well in their stewardship of this development and into the next chapter of Albert Dock.”

Robert Cass - Head of UK Property Transactions at Aberdeen - said: “We are delighted to have acquired this historic development on behalf of our clients. The outstanding environment and strong sense of place, coupled with the ongoing growth and development in the City offer a compelling opportunity.We commend Arrowcroft for their vision and dedication to restoring the development and very much look forward to working pro-actively both with Gower Street Estates and other stake holders in promoting and furthering the wider Albert Dock and Waterfront areas.”

Aberdeen Asset Management was advised by Joiner Cummings and Bruce Gillingham Pollard and Arrowcroft was advised by Franco Sidoli of CBRE.



‘M’ restaurant now open in Victoria

Former Gaucho managing director Martin Williams’ M restaurant has now opened at the Zig Zag Building in Victoria, taking a 9813 sq.ft space. This is the second site for ‘M’ following its success in the city.

M includes two restaurants – M Grill and M Raw. M Grill specialises in steak, while M Raw features tartares, sushi and sashimi. As well as offering a wine shop, with an aim to offer wines that "cannot be found in the average off licence"  Plus it has it own tapas menu so you can try one of their 100 bottles of wine by the glass (from enomatic machines). 

Williams reportedly commented: “After such a successful opening in Threadneedle Street, I have been searching for the perfect location to open a new venue. Victoria stuck out as the area which is becoming London’s most exciting creative hub. The demographic of residents and workers in Victoria suits our brand perfectly; it’s a location in which I am sure our multi-faceted venue will thrive.”

Other imminent openings in Victoria include sites for Jason Atherton and Will Ricker at Nova.

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