Bruce Gillingham Pollard

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

Our Story

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.

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









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Office Manager/PA

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


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

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are recruiting
What we are looking for?

Above all, we look for ambition and enthusiasm that means you can work outside the restrictive structure of a large practice. We offer full APC support with an excellent track record of success, and two employees currently undertaking the APC. From day one you will have exposure to some of the UK’s most influential landlords, property companies and retailers. We are looking for a talented person who can be part of our energetic team and help shape our business over the long term.

We are seeking individuals with the following attributes:

Energy and determination to succeed
Passionate about retail and leisure
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to operate as part of a close knit team
Strong numerical skills
Client focussed

How to apply?

If you believe you match the above criteria and have (or are predicted to have), a RICS Accredited Merit or 2:1 degree, please forward your CV to
Please also attach a covering letter explaining why you would want to be part of Bruce Gillingham Pollard and what you feel you could bring to the company. The deadline for receipt of all applications is Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Tim Bacon

We were all very saddened to hear of the passing of Tim Bacon (Chairman and co founder of Living Ventures) last Friday evening in Manchester.  For those privileged enough to have met and known Tim,  he was a genuinely inspirational person who built up (with his long time business partner Jeremy Roberts) a unique and incredible food and beverage business, initially in and around Manchester but later expanding all over the UK and into Central London that defied conventional wisdom of quality operators having to be established in London first!  Tim opened some of the best restaurants and bars in major UK locations including renowned ‘Grill on the Alley’ in Manchester and then one of the city’s best restaurants, ‘Australasia’ in the heart of Spinningfields. The latter was ground breaking in bringing modern Asian food in a very high quality fit out to what was then a relatively secondary dining location in Manchester.  Within a few years Tim opened a number of other concepts in the development in partnership with our client Mike Ingall of Allied London that literally established the scheme as the aspirational dining quarter for the city. In a complete reversal of the normal course of events the big international and national fine dining groups then followed Tim and Living Ventures into Spinningfields, a trend repeated in many of the great cities of the north!

Tim brought the same determination and calm resolve to fighting his illness as he did in his business ventures.  His bravery and positivity were both hugely inspiring but also deeply humbling to the point as many people have said you would barely have known he was ill.  Always cheery, always friendly (even when occasionally there were slight differences on business matters!!) and extremely and rightly proud of what he and his colleagues and team had achieved and always very keen to showcase the latest concept whilst outlining plans for the next one!!

RIP Tim;  you were one of the ‘greats’ and whilst you will be deeply and terribly missed; your legacy will live on.

The Diner to open in Southampton

Acting on behlaf of Hammerson Bruce Gillingam Pollard have leased a 1,900 sq.ft unit to The Diner at WestQuay in Southampton. The Diner will be opening its first branch outside London and Italian chain Carluccio’s will also be making its debut in the city.

The new extension will become part of the town’s existing WestQuay shopping centre at its launch later this year.

Marc Francis-Baum, co-founder of The Diner, reportedly commented:  “The Diner has been a huge success in London and we now feel that it is time to venture outside of the capital. Seeing Hammerson’s vision for WestQuay Watermark, which will transform Southampton’s dining offer and having visited the site, this scheme is the perfect first destination.”

The Diner and Carluccio's will be joing restaurants Jamie’s Italian, Byron, Bill’s, Cabana and Five Guys, as well as a 16,500 sq ft Hollywood Bowl.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard appointed on 30 Grosvenor Square

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to have been appointed by Qatari Diar as joint agents on the leasing of 80,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants as part the £1bn redevelopment of the soon to be vacated US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

Qatari Diar will shortly lodge an application to Westminster council for the redevelopment of 30 Grosvenor Square, the Embassy of the United States of America.

The plans are set to comprise a 137-bedroom, five-star hotel including a spa and a ballroom, six high-end shops and restaurants.

Sir David Chipperfield is the architect working on the plans for the embassy, which was designed and built in the 1950s by Finnish American architect Eero Saarine.

Qatari Diar bought the site following a decision in 2013 by the United States Government to relocate the Embassy to Nine Elms in Battersea, which will happen in early 2017.

The plans will see the retail elements developed on the ground and basement floors.

The retail and leisure is likely to comprise up to 80,000 sq ft of space and will seek to attract high end shops and international brands creating an anchor linking Grosvenor Square via North Audley Street to Selfridges on Oxford Street.