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
Associate Director

ED CORRIGAN
Surveyor

EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

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JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Graduate Surveyor

MANDY WICKS
Office Manager

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THEA ROWE
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

Bruce Gillingham Pollard - ‘Inform’

Staying ahead of trends is vital whether you are providing development and leasing advise or purchasing a property.

Understanding the changing patterns in social behaviour, attitudes to shopping and eating out are necessary if you want to provide a long term sustainable tenant mix or you are offering investment advice.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are therefore always learning and we are always meeting new people, be it architects, designers, emerging fashion brands or pop up restaurateurs.  The knowledge acquired from this mix of eclectic people lead to the creation of " inform" a series of events, films and interviews which focus on case studies, trends and design within the retail, restaurant and leisure sector.

Our very first "Inform event" was held on 9th September at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, where we collaborated with the hotels' architects Universal Design Studios  to learn more about the crafting of space, with reference to The Ace hotel. The attached film provides a flavour of the evening but if you have further questions please call : Tracey Pollard tel; 020 3551 5620



Bruce Gillingham Pollard’s Agents End of Summer Party

On 18th September, Bruce Gillingham Pollard hosted our End of Summer Party which by all accounts was a roaring success.

Our drinks event was held on the Roof Terrace of 6 Bevis Marks providing us all with spectacular views across London, including Canary Wharf. Upon arrival at the Bevis Marks reception guests were whisked off in a lift stopping only at the 16th floor with the lift doors opening on to the Roof Terrace. Cocktails, a Long Island Beach Tea complete with dry ice and a Old Fashioned served from Alchemist Hip Flasks, were in full flow and were particularly popular. With lots of industry chat (at the beginning of the night!) the evening was a great chance for everyone to catch up and toast their successes.

Special thanks to Harry Badham and the Bevis Marks team for providing such a fantastic venue and of course The Alchemist for such amazing drinks and canapes.

#BGPthrowagoodparty
 

Radley & Joules open in Princes Square

Princes Square Glasgow has seen a hive of activity this year by not only securing new lettings such as Radley and Joules, but relocating existing brands such as Abandon Ship, Argento and NY Bistro.

Radley, the famous British handbag brand who already have a presence in Glasgow are relocating from Royal Exchange Square to Princes Square. Also set to open in Princes Square is casual clothing brand Joules, who are said to be opening 16 new stores throughout 2014. Both brands have a strong British heritage and highlights the growing retail market in British fashion classics.

Princes Square, already home to aspirational brands including Whistles, Jo Malone, Belstaff, Reiss, Space NK and Vivienne Westwood welcome the addition of these high street bands, which is an indication of the improving strength of Princes Square as a prime retail destination.

Associate Director, Victoria Broadhead comments “ Princes Square, Glasgow is a great shopping destination – it houses all collections under one roof, much like a department store.”
 



Japanese Ramen specialist Ippudo to open in Central St Giles

Standing between Oxford Street and Covent Garden, Central Saint Giles is one of the new West End destinations and having already secured tenants such as Byron and Cabana, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have leased to Japanese Ramen specialists Ippudo.

Central St Giles will be Ippudo’s European Flagship. They currently have over 100 restaurants across Japan, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and New York where customers are often seen queuing round the block.

The restaurant will seat 80, be for walk-ins only and have some alfresco space too, including an outdoor space for dining in the summer. The menu will center on variations on Hakata-style ramen, which features a tonkotsu pork broth base and side items like pork buns.

“Ippudo” in direct translation means “one wind hall” and refer to its plan, on being founded, to bring a “fresh air approach” to the standard ramen offering.

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