Bruce Gillingham Pollard - Allied in Manchester
Following on from our 15 year relationship with Allied London’s transformation of Spinningfields and the letting of the more than 150,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants to key names including Flannels, Mulberry, Carluccios and most recently Iberica – Allied London have appointed Bruce Gillingham Pollard as retail and leisure leasing consultants on the 300,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants, leisure and hotels at St. John’s, Manchester. This new development includes the former Granada TV studios.
This multi-million sq ft ‘residential led’ city centre regeneration project includes a number of distinct locations including The Village, comprising art, leisure, incubator space and interactive uses together with The Bonded Warehouse comprising the regeneration of over 100,000 sq ft bonded warehouse adjacent to the Starlight Theatre and adjacent to MOSI. The heart of the development, however, will be focused around the regeneration of the former Granada TV studios which will be transformed into a new boutique hotel, shops, bars and restaurants. Mike Ingall, CEO at Allied London commented:
“We have had a very long standing relationship with the Directors at Bruce Gillingham Pollard over many years now starting with our redevelopment of Christopher’s Place in St Albans and The Brunswick Centre in London, and they have worked alongside us in the creation at Spinningfields as one of the strongest mixed use quarters anywhere in Europe. We want to build on the success of that development and create a new urban village for Manchester where we have the unique ability to provide a very cool and vibrant collection of shops, restaurants, hotels and leisure space in a fantastic collection of historic and new buildings adjacent to Manchester’s main museum and art spaces. We love what BGP are doing with mixed use schemes in London and elsewhere which we believe is ahead of the field and having worked with them for such a long period they ‘get us’ which is key for us in developing spaces going forward.”
Nigel Gillingham for Bruce Gillingham Pollard said:
“We have been working with Mike Ingall’s Allied London now for over 15 years and it has been an incredible journey working with such a visionary developer. Spinningfields has already transformed Manchester; St John’s is going to be bring elements of Shoreditch, London; Marais, Paris; and Meat Packing, New York to Manchester. We are thrilled to be involved with another ‘groundbreaking’ project with them and bring our creativity and passion to yet another of the UK’s leading mixed use developments”.
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]