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

CHARLOTTE BRUNT
Associate Director

ED CORRIGAN
Surveyor

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EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Graduate Surveyor

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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

Graduate Interviews

10 hopefuls spent the day at The Mondrian Hotel, for interviews and then drinks at the Rumpus Rooms, the stunning 12th floor bar and terrace. All were hoping to win a job, to join our successful team from September 2015. With over 60 applications, the successful 10 had already made it through first round interviews and were now presenting on a topic of their choice and answering a range of questions.  Finally they were tasked with meeting the whole team and a number of our clients for early evening drinks.

“Meeting the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team and some of our clients is a vital part of our application process,” say director Harry Wills. " Property is fundamentally a people business and the way people react in what can be a daunting situation for a young candidate, allows us to see another side of their personality “

A big thank you to all who applied, the standard as per the last 3 years was exceptionally high.



What trends are having the biggest impact on the retail and restaurant markets?
Woody Bruce sets out the trends we have observed in the retail and restaurant markets over the last 12 months. Key trends are recognised such as click and collect, the growth of eating out, the changes that will impact tenant mix and shopping centre development.
Bruce Gillingham Pollard secures key restaurant brands for WestQuay, Southampton

Acting on behalf of Hammerson, Bruce Gillingham Pollard has secured Wahaca, Zizzi and Byron as the first restaurants for WestQuay Watermark in Southampton.

Wahaca, the Mexican street food restaurant will take 291 m2 (3,140 ft2), Byron, serving its short and simple menu of high quality hamburgers will take 354m2 (3,820 ft²) alongside Zizzi which is set to take 280 m2 (3,015 ft2) of space. All will be located on the upper level of the development with Zizzi and Byron both fronting on to the new plaza. This news follows the announcement in August that the luxury cinema brand Showcase Cinema de Lux, chose the development to open its first 10 screen digital cinema in the South, which will form a key part of the development.

Peter Bruton, Byron’s Operations Director, states “We’re delighted to be making our debut in Southampton as part of such a landmark development for the city. Ever since we opened the first Byron seven years ago, I’ve been hoping for a chance to bring proper hamburgers to my hometown, and WestQuay Watermark is the ideal opportunity to do just that.”

Woody Bruce, Bruce Gillingham Pollard Managing Director, comments “We are extremely happy that we are able to bring brands such as Wahaca and Byron to Southampton. Creating the start of a strong tenant mix for Southampton’s new dining and leisure destination.”



Bruce Gillingham Pollard sell Milsom Place on behalf of L&R Group

Acting on behalf of L&R Group, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have successfully completed the sale of Milsom Place Bath to TH Real Estate for £26.10m.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard advised the owners on leasing strategy from the start of their ownership of Milsom Place. The estate now has a dynamic tenant mix, including Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, Cote, YO! Sushi, Cath Kidston, Hobbs, Phase Eight and 2015 will also see the arrival of Burger and Lobster, CAU and Franco Manca.

Ken Elliott, L&R Director comments: “We are proud to have created an estate which is such a good fit with both the needs of the city and the marketplace. This required attention to detail across all aspects of the project, from design to asset management, to brand and event management, both in Milsom Place and the wider destination. There is nothing artificial about this environment; we have created a place with life, integrity, character and style”.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard Director, Harry Wills adds, “We are delighted to complete the process of ownership by being able to advise on places that Bruce Gillingham Pollard have helped create. Using our investment market knowledge of retail and leisure with our leasing expertise we created a seamless team that was able to  give full and accurate advice  to L&R and in the process maximise the price achieved for our cleint.”

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