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The leading niche agency offering creative property solutions to the UK's most prestigious property owners, developers, retailers and restauranteurs

Based in London, we operate on a national and international level, utilising our experience from both niche and major national agencies and bring enthusiasm, energy, drive and commitments to our instructions.

Our company values evolve from our trusted relationships, which have been developed over many years, whilst working on long term projects across London and nationally. Our professional approach to business and our considerable experience have created a first-class proven track record. Having worked on some of the most exciting projects, with some of the best operators in the country, we offer exceptional contacts and relationships, allowing us to develop visionary and strategic solutions to clients property challenges.

Our energy, creative approach and fun attitude, means we have a strong team of talented individuals who offer a wide range of experience and contacts. This variety of age and experience, allows us to create a bespoke approach to each project, therefore meeting the needs of each client, however big or small.

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28-32 Shelton Street
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TRACEY POLLARD
Director

NIGEL GILLINGHAM
Director

WOODY BRUCE
Director

RUPERT BENTLEY-SMITH
Director

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DAN TAYLOR
Director

VICTORIA BROADHEAD
Director

WILL HUME
Director

NICK GARSTON
Director

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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
Director

PETER WOOD
Director

JAMES BELL
Director

JACK BARRATT
Director

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MILLIE EDWARDS
Director

EMILY DUMBELL
Associate Director

NICK HALLEY
Associate Director

ALEXANDER MANN
Associate Director

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THEA ROWE
Surveyor

DOMINIC TIXERANT
Surveyor

LUCY COPE
Surveyor

SOPHIE MOORCROFT
Surveyor

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ANDREW GIBSON
Surveyor

ROSIE HIGGINS
Marketing & PR Manager

LAYLA O’DRISCOLL
Office Manager / PA

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28-32 Shelton Street
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The leading niche agency offering creative property solutions to the UK's most prestigious property owners, developers, retailers and restauranteurs

Leading retail & leisure investment agent Andrew McGregor joins BGP as Equity Director

BGP are delighted to welcome Andrew McGregor, formerly Head of Out of Town Retail and Leisure Corporate Markets at Knight Frank, to the team. Andrew joins as Equity Director. With over 20 years’ experience, he is a market leader within the retail and leisure sectors, having transacted over £1billion of leisure assets.

Andrew’s track record includes the sales of Feethams in Darlington for Urban & Civic Plc for £21m, The Parkway in Bury St Edmunds for LaSalle IM for £14m and Broadway Plaza in Birmingham for Aviva for £47m. Andrew has also recently advised on the forward funding of West Central in Bournemouth for LGIM (£51m) and Malmaison in York for Lothbury (£44m).

Andrew will join our investment team which is headed up by Woody Bruce and includes Director Jack Barratt, Associate Director Nick Halley with further hires to be announced in due course. The team have advised on a broad range of sales and purchases of retail and leisure assets across the UK including the £70m purchase of Berkeley Group’s One Tower Bridge for Redevco and £37m purchase of Brixton Market for Hondo, last year.

Andrew McGregor said: “BGP have an outstanding retail and leisure agency business, further enhanced by the acquisition of the Colliers lease consultancy team last year. Most investors, whether buying or selling, want to know if their existing tenants are happy, what tenant demand looks like and what is the correct level of rent. This occupational intelligence both in London and across the UK will be critical in expanding the capital markets business at BGP and most importantly, providing the best advice to our clients”.

Woody Bruce, co-founder and Head of Investment said: “Andrew is a great addition to the investment department and the wider BGP team. He brings with him an exceptional transactional and funding track-record having dealt with high-quality leisure and flex assets for a variety of blue-chip clients. This is an exciting time for the investment team at BGP and Andrew will be key to our continued growth in this sector.”

Andrew can be contacted via email andrewm@brucegillinghampollard.com or through his direct dial 0203 598 9184.



BGP complete on the investment sale of commercial element at One Blackfriars

Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted on behalf of St George on the sale of the commercial element of One Blackfriars which completed in July. The purchaser is a private investor.

One Blackfriars is an iconic mixed used development at Blackfriars Road in Bankside. The commercial element comprises 11,000 sq ft and is arranged over ground and first floor benefitting from both retail and restaurant use. The property was sold with vacant possession and will be marketed by the new owner.

Nick Halley acted for St George alongside Woody Bruce and commented:

’We were delighted to sell this asset in an iconic London building. The property was sold off market and we achieved a strong price in line with our client’s expectations.’

Daniel Freedman of Robert Irving Burns acted for the purchaser.

Nick Halley completes sale of Sainsburys Local in Royal Wharf
Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to have completed on the investment sale of the Sainsburys Local at Royal Wharf in Newham, acting on behalf of the vendor, Ballymore.

The sale was undertaken off-market and purchased by a private investor. The property is a 4,000 sq ft retail unit, let to Sainsburys Supermarkets for 13 years unexpired. Royal Wharf is a large residential and commercial development in the Royal Docks on the northern bank of the Thames comprising 120,000 sq ft of commercial space and 3,385 new homes.

Nick Halley of BGP acted for Ballymore and Jamie Whitelaw of CWM acted for the vendor.


Mowgli Street Food opens on Church Street, Cardiff

Indian street food brand Mowgli has opened its new restaurant in Cardiff as part of the Church Street development. Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted on behalf of the landlord, Hermes Investment Management.

This is Mowgli’s eighth restaurant having opened their first site in 2014 on Bold Street in Liverpool. Since then, former barrister and now TV personality, Nisha Katona has opened in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham, with this unit their first site in Wales. The menus are designed to emulate authentic Indian home and street cooking including the iconic tiffin tins. The restaurant has been designed to be fun, yet intimate with trees, bird cages, rope swing seats, exposed brick walls and fairy lights.

Church Street is a pedestrianized thoroughfare which links High Street and St Mary Street in Cardiff which has been redeveloped by the landlord to create a restaurant destination. Mowgli is joining a high-quality line up which includes The Botanist, Pho and Honest Burger with one further letting to be announced in due course.

Victoria Broadhead acted on the letting, and comments: 

‘Cardiff is such a vibrant city with a large young professional population and a lucrative visitor economy. Mowgli is the perfect occupier for the cosmopolitan Cardiff customer and ideally complements the existing line up. Having focused exclusively on expanding nationally, Mowgli is a great example of the quality operators successfully trading outside of London.’


BGP act jointly on Church Street with Cooke & Arkwright. The tenant was not represented

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