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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
              London WC2H 9JE

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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
              London WC2H 9JE

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

Endo at the Rotunda is awarded a Michelin Star

We were very pleased to see an emotional Endo Kazutoshi collect his first (of many, we suspect) Michelin star for Endo at the Rotunda at Television Centre at White City. Millie Edwards in our leasing team acted for the landlord of Television Centre, Stanhope & Mitsui on the letting which underpins the premium reinvention of White City as a destination.

Endo at the Rotunda is a 16-seat restaurant located at the top of the landmark Television Centre, taking its name from the location and the internationally reknown Kazutoshi. All 16 guests sit at a wooden counter fashioned from 200 year old hinoki wood, in front of the chef's preparation table under swathes of ethereal cloud-like fabric. This is a dining experience like no other - offering direct interaction wtih the chefs preparing authentic Omakase style cuisine. The attention to detail and authenticity is so precise that reportedly water used for the Yamagata rice  is shipped in from Endo’s hometown, and a third-generation soya recipe feeds both the multi-course Omakase menus and edomae a la carte selection. 

In his March 2019 review, The Times' food critic Giles Coren called his experience 'Probably the most perfect meal I have eaten in a restaurant in 20 years'. We are delighted that the Michelin judges feel the same and offer our congratulations to Endo Kazutoshi and the rest of the team. 



Amelia Squire & Evie North join as Graduate Surveyors

Bruce Gillingham Pollard have recruited two graduates as part of their annual intake.

Amelia Squire joins the investment team, primarily to work alongside new equity Director, Andrew McGregor. Amelia has recently graduated from Reading University having completed her Masters degree in Real Estate.

Evie North joins the leasing team, primarily to work alongside MD Tracey Pollard, following a successful internship this summer. Evie has recently graduated from Oxford Brookes University having completed her BSc in Real Estate Management.

Managing Director, Tracey Pollard comments: “I am delighted to welcome Amelia and Evie to Bruce Gillingham Pollard and expect them both to be great assets to their respective teams. We are very proud of our staff retention rate, particularly through the graduate scheme where all 8 of our previous hires remain with the business having been promoted throughout the business, including to Director level.”

Bruce Gillingham Pollard buys One Tower Bridge for Redevco

It was announced this month that Redevco have acquired the commercial element of One Tower Bridge. Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted on behalf of Redevco who paid £70m for the benefit of the virtual freehold.

The acquired asset comprises 83,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and cultural space across 13 units with tenants including The Ivy, Vapiano, Sainsburys and The Bridge Theatre. The scheme was developed by vendors Berkeley Group and occupies a prime location on the south bank of the Thames with views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and across to The City of London.

Andrew Vaughan, CEO at Redevco, said: “Redevco is constantly on the lookout for opportunities aligned with changing consumer spending patterns and a growing focus on leisure such as mixed-use and F&B-led investments. London ranks as a leading global destination in this respect and this location, adjacent to Tower Bridge, encapsulates the key elements we are looking for in our experience-led investments. It is situated next to a world-class tourist attraction, which is a magnet for large numbers of visitors. The location also benefits from the footfall from offices and local high-end residential developments in the area.”

Woody Bruce, head of investment at BGP, said “We were delighted to advise Redevco on this trophy purchase. Having been involved with the leasing of the development and with our lease consultancy team highly active within the vicinity, we were uniquely placed to advise on this iconically-located asset.”

For more information on this purchase, please contact Woody Bruce or Jack Barratt.

Law firm Osborne Clarke also advised Redevco on the purchase and JLL acted for the vendor Berkeley Group.



Leading retail & leisure investment agent Andrew McGregor joins 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.

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