Bruce Gillingham Pollard

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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

CHARLOTTE BRUNT
Associate Director

EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

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JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Surveyor

THEA ROWE
Marketing & Communications/ PA

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FRANCES HOWARD
Office Manager/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

New openings in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Opening 3 years in advance of the actual Crossrail station, Canary Wharf’s Crossrail place has welcomed many exciting brands over the last few weeks. Key openings include, Bespoke Cycling, The Breakfast Club, Chai Ki, CPRESS, Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar, NatWest, Poncho 8, Sports Bar & Grill, Sticks’n’Sushi and Tiger. The most recent openings are Everyman Canary Wharf and Psycle London both of which bring a new dimension the Canary Wharf’s tenant mix.

Rupert Bentley-Smith, Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard said: “This scheme is making huge strides with many restaurant and retail brands seeing the potential being offered by opening ahead of Crossrail’s arrival, therefore meeting the demand from the existing Canary Wharf community.” 

Camille Waxer, Chief Administrative Officer for Canary Wharf Group plc, said: “Everyman Cinema, Sports Bar & Grill and Poncho 8 are key brands we’ve been targeting, as they will add enjoyment and diversity to the growing portfolio of retail and leisure outlets at the Canary Wharf estate. It’s very important for us to offer a varied experience to our loyal customers.”



Chelsea Flower Show

Last night we took along some clients to the Chelsea Flower show to peruse the magnificent horticulture that is displayed every year.

We’ve read previously that Paul Smith likes to attend the show on an annual basis. He likes to arrive early, by 7.30 so that he can avoid the crowds. He’ll take hundreds of photos so that he can use them as inspiration for his designs, which are very apparent in his later designs down to the colours that are portrayed in his suits. This year, Sir Paul Smith, was even invited to the grand unveiling in January to speak about how the show inspires him. We look forward already to what he produces following this years show.

We all left the show truly inspired ourselves, discussing over supper about the endless possibilities for our own gardens and when oh when we can get our hands on the bearded irises that were displayed so beautifully in Sarah Cook’s exhibit!

Bruce Gillingham Pollard promotes Victoria Broadhead to Director

The leading retail and leisure team, Bruce Gillingham Pollard is delighted to announce Victoria Broadhead has been promoted to Director from her Associate role held since she joined the company in 2013.

Victoria is responsible for the regional team working on a variety of retail and restaurant schemes including St Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh for Standard Life, Intu Bromley for Intu and Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate in Leeds. In 2015, Victoria has been instrumental in winning new instructions with Southgate Bath for Aviva and British Land and O2 Finchley Road for Land Securities.

Having previously worked for Land Securities within the Portfolio management team, her in depth knowledge of how shopping centres work, combining aspirational retailers and catering is key to her success.

Speaking about the promotion, Director, Nigel Gillingham said: “Victoria is a highly valued member of the team who brings a wealth of experience and passion to every project she is involved in. A motivational and inspiring part of the team, Victoria is highly regarded by clients and colleagues alike and this promotion is highly deserved.”



Nick Halley plays for the RICS Matrics team at Surveyor 7s

On Sunday 17th May the annual National Surveyors 7s took place at Richmond Athletic ground for its 45th year. The turnout, as ever, was great with the property world out in force in the sunshine.

Nick, who has been training with RICS Matrics for the past few weeks played some terrific games and even managed to score a few tries! The team finished as winners of the plate, well done!!

With Alex Mann joining in September, we hope by next year we can have even more members of Bruce Gillingham Pollard playing – we might even get Jack willing to try and train next year!

A great day was had by all, well worth the slightly fuzzy heads on Monday!

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