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
Associate Director

ED CORRIGAN
Surveyor

EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

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JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Graduate Surveyor

THEA ROWE
Marketing & Communications/ 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

Bruce Gillingham Pollard look to expand their team
As a growing team, Bruce Gillingham Pollard are always keen to hear from people looking to work with some of the countries leading developers and landlords. With projects in Central London and nationally, we specialise in advising landlords on the restaurant, retail and the leisure sectors. We are looking for people with relevant experience within these sectors, who are keen to expand their careers within a proactive forward thinking organisation. Please forward CV to [email protected] 


The importance of understanding trends in the investment market

Understanding retail, restaurants and future trends is key at Bruce Gillingham Pollard and it is as valuable to the investment team, as it is on those advising on development or leasing. 

Harry Wills, Head of Investment at Bruce Gillingham Pollard has been instructed by L&R Group to sell their long leasehold interest in Milsom Place Estate in Bath.The development is located in the heart of the aspirational retail and restaurant quarter of Bath, close to Jolly’s (House of Fraser), Waitrose and Anthropologie.  The estate comprises 15 shops and 10 restaurants with key tenants including Hobbs, Phase Eight, Cath Kidston, Carluccio’s, Cote, Yo Sushi, Jamie's Italian and Jamie's Deli and new lettings to Burger and Lobster and Cau (part of Gaucho Group). Harry believes “its vital to have an understanding of the tenant mix and future of retail patterns when marketing a development such as Milsom Place.  We are observing trends such as increasing levels of eating out and an older customer profile, who remain young at heart but are seeking quality experiences when shopping and dining, these key influences are advantageous when you have such a strong quality mix of retail and restaurants as we do in Milsom Place."

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a large estate in central Bath.Offers are sought in excess of £23,340,000 which regents a net yield of 5.08%.

Fast beauty bar, Blow Ltd open in Canary Wharf

Blow Ltd have opened a 1,000 sq.ft. store in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf providing blow dries, manicures and make up sessions all under one roof. This buzzing environment offers affordable services for the time short, with 30 minute in and out blow dries, 20 minute make up sessions and 15 minute mini manicure or all 3 at the same time.

Alongside this sits tried and tested beauty product from leading brands, such as GHD, Laura Mercier, Face Stockholm and Glam Glow.



Bruce Gillingham Pollard - ‘Inform’

Staying ahead of trends is vital whether you are providing development and leasing advise or purchasing a property.

Understanding the changing patterns in social behaviour, attitudes to shopping and eating out are necessary if you want to provide a long term sustainable tenant mix or you are offering investment advice.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are therefore always learning and we are always meeting new people, be it architects, designers, emerging fashion brands or pop up restaurateurs.  The knowledge acquired from this mix of eclectic people lead to the creation of " inform" a series of events, films and interviews which focus on case studies, trends and design within the retail, restaurant and leisure sector.

Our very first "Inform event" was held on 9th September at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, where we collaborated with the hotels' architects Universal Design Studios  to learn more about the crafting of space, with reference to The Ace hotel. The attached film provides a flavour of the evening but if you have further questions please call : Tracey Pollard tel; 020 3551 5620

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