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The leading niche agency offering creative property solutions to the UK's most prestigious property owners, developers, retailers and restauranteurs

Based in London, we operate on a national and international level, utilising our experience from both niche and major national agencies and bring enthusiasm, energy, drive and commitments to our instructions.

Our company values evolve from our trusted relationships, which have been developed over many years, whilst working on long term projects across London and nationally. Our professional approach to business and our considerable experience have created a first-class proven track record. Having worked on some of the most exciting projects, with some of the best operators in the country, we offer exceptional contacts and relationships, allowing us to develop visionary and strategic solutions to clients property challenges.

Our energy, creative approach and fun attitude, means we have a strong team of talented individuals who offer a wide range of experience and contacts. This variety of age and experience, allows us to create a bespoke approach to each project, therefore meeting the needs of each client, however big or small.

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28-32 Shelton Street
              London WC2H 9JE

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NIGEL GILLINGHAM
Director

TRACEY POLLARD
Director

WOODY BRUCE
Director

RUPERT BENTLEY-SMITH
Director

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VICTORIA BROADHEAD
Director

NICK GARSTON
Director

CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
Associate Director

MILLIE WILSON
Associate Director

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EMILY DUMBELL
Associate Director

JACK BARRATT
Associate Director

NICK HALLEY
Surveyor

ALEXANDER MANN
Surveyor

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DOMINIC TIXERANT
Surveyor

LUCY COPE
Surveyor

SOPHIE MOORCROFT
Surveyor

THEA ROWE
Surveyor

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LAYLA O’DRISCOLL
Office Manager / PA

JAMES BELL
Director

ZOE SCHOON
Marketing & Communications / PA

PETER WOOD
Director

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ROSIE HIGGINS
Associate Director

WILL HUME
Director

ANDREW GIBSON
Surveyor

DAN TAYLOR
Director

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28-32 Shelton Street
              London WC2H 9JE

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The leading niche agency offering creative property solutions to the UK's most prestigious property owners, developers, retailers and restauranteurs

Sub Cult opens first permanent site in One New Change bringing award-winning sandwiches to The City

After much anticipation, Sub Cult are now open at 82 Watling Street, part of Landsec’s One New Change development. To celebrate the opening, free subs were given out to the lucky first 200 customers. The new store is the first permanent site for the brand which was founded five years ago and has previously traded from shipping containers, London street markets and a pub residency. They have gained a huge cult following across their social platforms and received numerous awards and accolades including being named by Time Out as ‘Top 10 Street traders’ three times, and ‘London’s ultimate sandwiches’ twice.

The sandwiches are inspired by the New York original and are made fresh to order. Historically the brand has worked with Michelin –star chefs to create unique and delectable fillings. Their menu at One New Change will include their signature Rodeo (bavette steak, truffle mayo and parmesan), the Skandi (oak smoked salmon, cream cheese and beetroot kimchi) and an exclusive new sub combining roasted chicken, ham hock, garlic aioli with a cheddar and chive crumb. The shop will also serve morning pastries from family-run east end bakery ‘Rinkoff’s’, and sweets from fellow street food sellers ‘A Pie Party’.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted for the landlord, Landsec, and the letting follows recent new openings in the scheme Monica Vinader, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs and the fitness brand Whatever it Takes.

Charlotte Roberts commented:

‘It is very exciting that Sub Cult have chosen One New Change as the location for their much anticipated first permanent store. They are a fun, fresh brand whose incredible sandwiches add a new dimension to the food offer currently in the development. The letting follows on from many other City ‘firsts’ within the scheme which is in line with our strategy for One New Change to bring a unique and vibrant retail and F&B mix to the City market.’


BGP promotes Nick Halley and Alex Mann to Associate Director
Bruce Gillingham Pollard are pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Halley and Alex Mann to Associate Director.  Nick and Alex joined BGP in 2014 and 2015 respectively, both as part of the annual graduate intake and have subsequently risen to become key members of the team.

Nick works within the investment team providing informed advice on sales and purchases.  Having previously worked within the leasing team, Nick’s unique perspective enables him to offer invaluable advice with regards to occupier demands and market knowledge, often providing insights and angles not obvious to others.  Nick’s clients include Redevco, Ballymore, Jaspar Group and Berkeley Group.  Nick was also recently involved in the purchase of Brixton Market on behalf of Hondo Enterprises and Angelo Gordon.

Alex is a key member of the London leasing team, but also has experience in advising both emerging and established restaurant operators in their expansion drives.  Alex works with some of BGP’s most established clients including Crown Estate, Land Securities, Mitsui Fudosan, Stanhope and Berkeley Group.  His current instructions include major London developments such as NOVA in Victoria, White City Place and Ram Quarter in Wandsworth  Alex’s tenacity, energy and ability to provide creative solutions for the clients are key assets for the business.

Tracey Pollard; Managing Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard said:

“We are delighted to announce Nick and Alex’s promotions to Associate Directors.  BGP have a real tradition in employing graduates and nurturing their talent and both Nick and Alex have become integral assets to the business early on in their careers.  We are delighted to watch them grow, as they contribute ideas internally within the business, build their relationships with existing BGP clients and create their own client base.”
Bruce Gillingham Pollard acquire Anna Haugh’s first restaurant, Myrtle

Former Bob Bob Ricard and Gordon Ramsey chef Anna Haugh has opened her first restaurant, Myrtle.  Her comforting, yet modern European approach with an Irish twist uses only the finest Irish produce.

Anna started her passion for cooking in her Dublin based home alongside her mother.  Here she developed the basis of what was to become a highly successful and bright flair for food.  She started cooking professionally for Derry Clarke at the Michelin starred L’Ecrivain and later adding both, two starred Pied a Terre and Philip Howard to her repertoire.  Recently Anna has featured heavily on our TV screens, filming three series of Royal Recipes on BBC 1 and is a regular on the very popular Saturday Kitchen.

Now Anna is finally opening her own restaurant.  Her menu offers classic Modern European cooking but with an Irish influence, as well as many fantastic British suppliers and ingredients sourced from the emerald isle.

Myrtle promises to provide cheeses from passionate family-lead mongers like St Tola and Mileens and fish from small fisheries that will be delivered every day.  This as a result will make perfectly executed, yet warm and familiar dishes like Beef Wellington and Whole Roasted Sole.

At Myrtle, it’s a one team service.  You may be lucky enough to have the kitchen come to the table for an explanation of the dish, or expert Sommelier Marianna Toro pour your wine.  The 40-cover site is split across two floors, with a downstairs bar and upstairs mezzanine.  The mezzanine is truly outstanding and even on a rainy day the light floods in.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted on behalf of Anna to help her acquire her sought after first site.  Thea Rowe commented “It has been a delight to work alongside Anna to help with her long awaited first restaurant location. Anna’s character is truly enchanting and I know this comes across in her restaurant and food!”



Primark opens two huge new brick and mortar stores in one month

Is Primark the answer for the ailing High Street?

Bucking the trend for online shopping, Primark has defied the odds and opened two new stores in the UK in April, both ranking in the top five largest stores in the country.  Bruce Gillingham Pollard who act for the landlord at Centre MK in Milton Keynes, have secured Primark a 75,000 sq ft site, which opened its doors on 16th April.  Spread over 3 this brand new store includes a beauty studio and a personalisation service.

Just a week earlier, Primark opened the biggest Primark in the world in Birmingham.  Taking over the former Pavillion Shopping Centre in its entirety, it covers 161,000 sq ft over five floors, and welcomed some 5000 customers through its doors on the first day trading. It features a Disney-themed cafe, a mens’ barber, a blow dry bar, a beauty studio and a personalisation service.

As a brand that has zero online presence, Primark could be one of the few operators who could help breathe new life into disused shopping centres and department stores.  Indeed, they are already reinventing themselves in keeping with the current trend of offering other services alongside shopping.

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