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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

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
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HARRY WILLS
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VICTORIA BROADHEAD
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NICK GARSTON
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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
Associate Director

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MILLIE WILSON
Associate Director

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

October brings the opening of Bloomberg’s diverse restaurant offerings

Acting on behalf of our client Bloomberg, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have been working alongside Bloomberg's chief food critic Richard Vines, to bring together ten of London's most exciting independent restaurant concepts on the site of their new European headquarters. The diverse line up includes Vinoteca, Ahi Poké, Caravan, Homeslice, Bleeker St Burger, Koya and Brigadiers.

Upon opening, the spectral offerings at the Bloomberg Arcade will truly lay claim to being sun at the centre of the City's culinary solar system.

See the link to the Bloomberg press release featured in The Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/new-foodie-hub-the-bloomberg-arcade-to-launch-in-city-of-london-a3603946.html



The Ivy Cafe now open at One Tower Bridge

The world class fine dining and leisure destination One Tower Bridge welcomes its newest edition The Ivy Café, perfectly complementing the existing restaurant line up of Rosa’s Thai Café, The Coal Shed and the first London site of the acclaimed Welsh chef, Tom Simmons. Autumn will also see the opening of Sir Nicholas Hytner’s and Nick Starr’s 900 seat Bridge Theatre, adding another dynamic to Berkeley’s latest high-end development.

The site provides for a breath taking setting just opposite the Tower of London, with striking floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto the Thames.  The latest offering from Richard Caring’s highly successful restaurant and hospitality group, Caprice Holdings, also features a Parisian-style terrace and bar, offering patrons a most unforgettable, riverside dining experience.

The Ivy Café at One Tower Bridge is perfectly placed to capture the attentions of the countless throng of visitors to the tourist attractions immediately nearby.  With expected passenger numbers flowing through London Bridge underground station anticipated to exceed 75 million by 2018 following its redevelopment, the restaurants unfaltering following will only continue to thrive.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard now act on behalf of Berkeley for One Tower Bridge alongside David Coffer Lyons.

Comptoir Libanais opens in The Oracle, Reading

Comptoir Libanais has opened its latest site in Reading. The popular restaurant as its name translates ‘Lebanese counter’ offers sumptuous Middle Eastern dishes that are light, healthy and affordable in a casual setting. Only in recent years has the brand expanded from London, making this restaurant number 19 with plans to shortly open one in Oxford. 

Located in The Oracle, a riverside shopping mall, the Reading site enjoys beautiful views of the river, while inside is decorated in Comptoir Libanais’ signature vibrant colours, bold patterns and industrial style furniture. This is the perfect addition, adding further diversity to an already varied range of restaurants and cafes within the development which include Cau, Franco Manca & Five Guys to name a few.

The restaurant was secured by Bruce Gillingham Pollard on behalf of the Landlord Hammerson plc.



Mowgli set to open in Grand Central, Birmingham

The popular Indian street food restaurant chain Mowgli is set to open its fourth site this autumn in Grand Central Birmingham, the first in the city.

Founded in 2014 by Nisha Katona, Mowgli was created to provide the same traditional cuisine discovered on the streets of India; an array of light, delicate dishes with intense, zingy flavours throughout. Nisha herself is a well-known YouTube vlogger, food writer in multiple publications and has also featured for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Food Network. To ensure high quality and consistency in each of her restaurants (two in Liverpool and a third in Manchester), Nisha trains each new Mowgli chef by hand.

The new 3,918 sq. ft. (364m2) restaurant secured by Bruce Gillingham Pollard on behalf of the Landlord Hammerson, will be the perfect addition to the current dining offerings in Grand Central which include Pho and Tapas Revolution, adding further diversity. Since Grand Central’s launch in 2015, it has established itself as a leading retail and restaurant offer in Birmingham, located directly above New Street Station, the busiest train station outside of London.

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