Bruce Gillingham Pollard

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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
              London WC2H 9EA

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We create aspirational tenant mix strategies that deliver environments for people to eat, shop and enjoy

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

ED CORRIGAN
Surveyor

EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

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JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

MANDY WICKS
Office Manager

THEA ROWE
Marketing & Communications/ PA

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Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane
              London WC2H 9EA

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We create aspirational tenant mix strategies that deliver environments for people to eat, shop and enjoy

White Stuff - Intu Bromley

White Stuff have taken a new 2,000 sq ft unit near to the White Company and Zara in another new landmark letting for this well regarded scheme with footfall of over 20m and where the line up continues to improve dramatically off the back of very strong trading over the last 12 months.

Further new fashion lettings will be announced soon and follows recent new restaurant lettings that includes Carluccios, Wagamama and Giraffe.



Foyles open their flagship store for the 21st Century

Close to our offices, Foyles have opened their flagship store for the 21st Century. Located  at 107 Charing Cross Road, in the former Central St Martins Building, this 37,000 sq.ft store holds over 200,000 titles over eight levels. This, we hope, is a sign that the physical book store can survive against their online competitors. A physical store creates an atmosphere which cannot be found online and we are glad to see the upgrade on such a large scale.

Christopher Foyle has reportedly commented “We have enough faith that people will continue to buy books over the next 50 years to build a new store.” He compares the advent of ebooks to the arrival of electric light: “It became the main source of lighting everywhere – but the candle didn’t disappear. The candle, in fact, became a luxury product, which is perhaps what is happening to books today.”

The book shop offers an in store café, digital screens as well as a ‘Click and Collect’ service where people can come in and spontaneously buy too. To mark the grand opening, a Grand Opening Festival will be held at the store, hosting 65 events within its first three weeks. Events include, Yotam Ottolenghi formally opening the new Cookery department, Saint Etienne DJ set and a ‘We're Going On A Bear Hunt’ storytelling session.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard continue to grow

Following the recent appointment of Harry Wills as Head of Investment, Jack Barratt who has been with Bruce Gillingham Pollard for two years, has moved across to work with Harry in BGP’s new investment team.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leanne Bradley who will be working on our burgeoning Land Securities London Portfolio instructions alongside Nigel Gillingham and Woody Bruce. Further to this Bruce Gillingham Pollard have appointed a graduate surveyor Nick Halley who joins in September from UWE. Nick will be working alongside Ed Corrigan and Woody Bruce on the Hammerson portfolio.

By Early Autumn Bruce Gillingham Pollard will be a team of 14, doubling in size since two years previously.

Woody Bruce comments “This is an exciting time for Bruce Gillingham Pollard having made some fantastic wins on the instruction front. We are delighted to welcome Harry, Leanne and Nick to our team at such a momentous time for the business. We will be announcing new appointments in the near future.”



Bruce Gillingham Pollard’s Inaugural Client Investment Lunch

The investment team hosted Bruce Gillingham Pollard's inaugural client investment lunch. The firms extensive retail and leisure knowledge was on display and lots of exciting opportunities were discussed with the wide ranging  investors .

Boulestin was the chosen venue and they looked after our guests superbly with delicious food and more than a glass or two of wine. It was a great way for the firm to launch the investment team of Harry Wills and Jack Barratt as well as showcase our wider leasing roles across London and the UK.  Exciting times ahead and lots to build on going forward.

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