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

People

WOODY BRUCE
Director

NIGEL GILLINGHAM
Director

TRACEY POLLARD
Director

RUPERT BENTLEY-SMITH
Director

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HARRY WILLS
Director

VICTORIA BROADHEAD
Associate Director

CHARLOTTE BRUNT
Associate Director

ED CORRIGAN
Surveyor

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EMILY ATKIN
Surveyor

JACK BARRATT
Surveyor

LEANNE BRADLEY
Surveyor

NICK HALLEY
Graduate Surveyor

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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 sell Milsom Place on behalf of L&R Group

Acting on behalf of L&R Group, Bruce Gillingham Pollard have successfully completed the sale of Milsom Place Bath to TH Real Estate for £26.10m.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard advised the owners on leasing strategy from the start of their ownership of Milsom Place. The estate now has a dynamic tenant mix, including Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, Cote, YO! Sushi, Cath Kidston, Hobbs, Phase Eight and 2015 will also see the arrival of Burger and Lobster, CAU and Franco Manca.

Ken Elliott, L&R Director comments: “We are proud to have created an estate which is such a good fit with both the needs of the city and the marketplace. This required attention to detail across all aspects of the project, from design to asset management, to brand and event management, both in Milsom Place and the wider destination. There is nothing artificial about this environment; we have created a place with life, integrity, character and style”.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard Director, Harry Wills adds, “We are delighted to complete the process of ownership by being able to advise on places that Bruce Gillingham Pollard have helped create. Using our investment market knowledge of retail and leisure with our leasing expertise we created a seamless team that was able to  give full and accurate advice  to L&R and in the process maximise the price achieved for our cleint.”



Bruce Gillingham Pollard are looking for two Graduate Surveyors

What we are looking for?

Above all, we look for ambition and enthusiasm that means you can work outside the restrictive structure of a large practice. We offer full APC support with an excellent track record of success ,and four employees currently undertaking the APC. From day one you will have exposure to some of the UK’s most influential landlords, property companies and retailers. We are looking for two talented people who can be part of our energetic team and help shape our business over the long term.

We are seeking individuals with the following attributes:

  • Energy and determination to succeed
  • Passionate about retail and leisure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidence
  • Ability to operate as part of a close knit team
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Client focussed


How to apply?

If you believe you match the above criteria and have (or are predicted to have), a RICS Accredited Merit or 2:1 degree, please forward your CV to thea@brucegillinghampollard.com.
Please also attach a covering letter explaining why you would want to be part of Bruce Gillingham Pollard and what you feel you could bring to the company. The deadline for receipt of all applications is Monday 2nd March 2015.

What are the key catering trends of 2014 and their implications for 2015?
2014 was a great year for the restaurant market in both Central London and nationally. We let over 50 restaurants in 2014, ranging from Five Guys and Patisserie Valerie in Silverburn, Sticks n Sushi and Big Easy in London to Byron and Wahacca in Southampton.  Ed Corrigan works on the catering across the Hammerson Portfolio, so he is well placed to observe new trends and concepts across the country. Here are Ed's thoughts on the trends he has seen in 2014 and their implications for 2015…


Bruce Gillingham Pollard Christmas Party

Bruce Gillingham Pollard celebrated Christmas in style last night with over 100 guests at the Sky Garden, London’s hottest new restaurant and event space.

Having advised Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities on the restaurant lettings in this iconic building, it seemed only right to give our clients a sneak preview of the three restaurants and gardens before they open to the public in January 2015.

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