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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
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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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

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.

Tortilla to open at Silverburn, Glasgow

Acting on behalf of Hammerson, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have secured Mexican restaurant Tortilla at Silverburn. Tortilla have taken a 1,367 sq ft space at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow, at the entrance of the centre’s new 100,000 sq ft leisure extension.  Since the brand launched in 2007 they have grown to 28 restaurants in the UK with Silverburn being its first in Scotland.

Sarah Fox, Head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson said: “We are looking forward to Tortilla making its debut in Scotland with us. The brand choosing to launch at Silverburn not only completes the vibrant mix of restaurants on offer but also reaffirms the centre’s position as the region’s premium retail, dining and leisure destination that continues to appeal not only to the local catchment but also to customers from further afield.”

The brand will join the already strong line-up of new and exciting restaurants within Silverburn’s recently launched £20 million dining and leisure extension, including a 14-screen Cineworld cinema, Glasgow’s first and brands such as Thaikhun, Carluccio’s, Chimichanga, Cosmo, Zizzi, TGI Friday’s, Five Guys, handmade burger Co., Pizza Hut and Nando’s.



Stunning new waterfront scheme revealed in Gloucester

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to have have been appointed as sole retained leasing and development consultants for Ladybellegate Quay, Gloucester.

Ladybellegate Estates Limited  have submitted a planning application to restore and refurbish two high quality period buildings in the heart of Gloucester linking the city centre retail core with Gloucester Quays.  Known as Ladybellegate Quay, the development will comprise four new restaurants and cafes ranging in size between 2,000 sq ft – 6,500 sq ft and will be available in early 2017.  The buildings at Ladybellegate Quay, with their eye-catching design and stunning terraces overlooking the waterside on the northern edge of Gloucester Quays, will represent the best located restaurants to come to the market, in a city with an established and growing A3/leisure reputation. The developers, previously responsible for the highly successful Windsor Royal Station in Windsor and Milsom Place in Bath, have reported strong initial interest from a number of high quality operators new to Gloucester.

Ken Elliott, a Director of Ladybellegate Estates Limited  said, “Gloucester has secured £700m of investment in the last decade and its commercial heart is being transformed with 12 new restaurant brands opening in the last 3 years.  The city has a strong, vibrant identity with enormous potential and we believe we have found the perfect location and scheme to further enhance its casual dining offer.”

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