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

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 - Allied in Manchester

Following on from our 15 year relationship with Allied London’s transformation of Spinningfields and the letting of the more than 150,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants to key names including Flannels, Mulberry, Carluccios and most recently Iberica – Allied London have appointed Bruce Gillingham Pollard as retail and leisure leasing consultants on the 300,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants, leisure and hotels at St. John’s, Manchester. This new development includes the former Granada TV studios.

This multi-million sq ft ‘residential led’ city centre regeneration project includes a number of distinct locations including The Village, comprising art, leisure, incubator space and interactive uses together with The Bonded Warehouse comprising the regeneration of over 100,000 sq ft bonded warehouse adjacent to the Starlight Theatre and adjacent to MOSI. The heart of the development, however, will be focused around the regeneration of the former Granada TV studios which will be transformed into a new boutique hotel, shops, bars and restaurants. Mike Ingall, CEO at Allied London commented:

“We have had a very long standing relationship with the Directors at Bruce Gillingham Pollard over many years now starting with our redevelopment of Christopher’s Place in St Albans and The Brunswick Centre in London, and they have worked alongside us in the creation at Spinningfields as one of the strongest mixed use quarters anywhere in Europe. We want to build on the success of that development and create a new urban village for Manchester where we have the unique ability to provide a very cool and vibrant collection of shops, restaurants, hotels and leisure space in a fantastic collection of historic and new buildings adjacent to Manchester’s main museum and art spaces. We love what BGP are doing with mixed use schemes in London and elsewhere which we believe is ahead of the field and having worked with them for such a long period they ‘get us’ which is key for us in developing spaces going forward.”

Nigel Gillingham for Bruce Gillingham Pollard said:

“We have been working with Mike Ingall’s Allied London now for over 15 years and it has been an incredible journey working with such a visionary developer. Spinningfields has already transformed Manchester; St John’s is going to be bring elements of Shoreditch, London; Marais, Paris; and Meat Packing, New York to Manchester. We are thrilled to be involved with another ‘groundbreaking’ project with them and bring our creativity and passion to yet another of the UK’s leading mixed use developments”. 


Bruce Gillingham Pollard look to expand their team
As a growing team, Bruce Gillingham Pollard are always keen to hear from people looking to work with some of the countries leading developers and landlords. With projects in Central London and nationally, we specialise in advising landlords on the restaurant, retail and the leisure sectors. We are looking for people with relevant experience within these sectors, who are keen to expand their careers within a proactive forward thinking organisation. Please forward CV to [email protected] 
The importance of understanding trends in the investment market

Understanding retail, restaurants and future trends is key at Bruce Gillingham Pollard and it is as valuable to the investment team, as it is on those advising on development or leasing. 

Harry Wills, Head of Investment at Bruce Gillingham Pollard has been instructed by L&R Group to sell their long leasehold interest in Milsom Place Estate in Bath.The development is located in the heart of the aspirational retail and restaurant quarter of Bath, close to Jolly’s (House of Fraser), Waitrose and Anthropologie.  The estate comprises 15 shops and 10 restaurants with key tenants including Hobbs, Phase Eight, Cath Kidston, Carluccio’s, Cote, Yo Sushi, Jamie's Italian and Jamie's Deli and new lettings to Burger and Lobster and Cau (part of Gaucho Group). Harry believes “its vital to have an understanding of the tenant mix and future of retail patterns when marketing a development such as Milsom Place.  We are observing trends such as increasing levels of eating out and an older customer profile, who remain young at heart but are seeking quality experiences when shopping and dining, these key influences are advantageous when you have such a strong quality mix of retail and restaurants as we do in Milsom Place."

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a large estate in central Bath.Offers are sought in excess of £23,340,000 which regents a net yield of 5.08%.



Fast beauty bar, Blow Ltd open in Canary Wharf

Blow Ltd have opened a 1,000 sq.ft. store in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf providing blow dries, manicures and make up sessions all under one roof. This buzzing environment offers affordable services for the time short, with 30 minute in and out blow dries, 20 minute make up sessions and 15 minute mini manicure or all 3 at the same time.

Alongside this sits tried and tested beauty product from leading brands, such as GHD, Laura Mercier, Face Stockholm and Glam Glow.

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