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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
Director

NICK GARSTON
Director

CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
Associate Director

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MILLIE WILSON
Associate Director

EMILY ATKIN
Associate Director

JACK BARRATT
Associate Director

NICK HALLEY
Surveyor

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ALEXANDER MANN
Surveyor

DOMINIC TIXERANT
Surveyor

THEA ROWE
Surveyor

ROSIE CAREY-WATTS
Office Manager/PA

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EMILY SPENCER
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

Pop-up Padel Tennis at Canary Wharf

Starting today until 5th July, Canary Wharf will be hosting the first of its kind in the UK, Pop-Up Padel Tennis, in aid of the charity Action for Kids. The events include the World Padel Tour, exhibition matches, corporate competitions, school’s programme for East London schools and pay to play.

The outdoor event located in the heart of Canary Wharf at Montgomery Square is a fast-paced hybrid of tennis and squash. Originally derived from tennis, the sport has been played for over a century on a court a third the size of a normal tennis court with stringless rackets, the squash element is that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them.

The pop-up coincides with Canary Wharf’s outdoor broadcasting of the Queen’s Club AEGON Championships starting on the 19 June, getting fully into the tennis spirit, so make sure you get involved.



Clare Smyth to open her first restaurant - Core by Clare Smyth

Clare Smyth is set to open her first restaurant 'Core by Clare Smyth' in Notting Hill this July. Acting on behalf of Clare, Nick Garston at Bruce Gillingham Pollard secured the prime site on Kensington Park Road, working with James Bell at CBRE acting on behalf of the Landlord.

The modern, fine dining restaurant has a strong British ethos, offering a tasting menu focussed on seasonal produce and an extensive wine selection. The British influence extends to the interior and finer details, creating a unique setting which compliments the menu.

Clare Smyth, a protégée of Gordon Ramsay, has spent her career to date working in a selection of well-renowned kitchens, across both England and around the world. Moving up the ranks quickly, in 2007 she was appointed head chef of the 3 Michelin starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, then being created chef patron only six years later in 2013. Clare's high standards, limitless innovation and peerless work ethic gives her the unique claim to fame of currently being the only female chef to have retained three Michelin stars in the UK at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. No doubt Clare will be determined to achieve the same success at 'Core by Clare Smyth'.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard compete in St George’s Rugby Seven’s Charity Event

On Friday the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team took part in St George's 'Beer & BBQ Rugby Seven's Event' in aid of the charity Spear.

Completion was tough, there were eight teams consisting of agents, contractors and St George themselves, however Bruce Gillingham Pollard managed to reach overall success in the initial rounds, pulling them through to the final. The final match against Knight Frank was a close call but unfortunately they lost to a team that were better on the day (and in fairness have their own rugby team).

After coming runner up for the second year in a row hopefully next year it's third time lucky!



Bruce Gillingham Pollard hosts a Manicures, Prosecco and Pizza Event
Last night the ladies of Bruce Gillingham Pollard held a small event for some of their clients to enjoy an evening of manicures, prosecco and pizza at London Grace in Leicester Square.

The relaxed event was met with great success, allowing everyone to mingle whilst enjoying some much needed pampering, and what could be better than topping it off with prosecco and pizza. The technicians at London Grace provided a wonderful service and meant everyone had gleaming nails to go home with. Thank you to the London Grace team and everyone who came.
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