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The evolution of the iconic No.1 Poultry, EC2

The City is evolving and this is no better shown than the evolution of the iconic No.1 Poultry. The grade II* listed postmodernist building designed by Sir James Stirling is being redesigned to provide 110,000 sq. ft. of creative office space and 25,000 sq. ft. of independent retail and leisure offerings.

Located in the heart of the City next to some of its oldest institutions, the No.1 Poultry building is rich with culture and heritage, making it the perfect building to help spearhead the Square Mile’s evolution towards the creation of a world-leading technological hub. The redesign of the space will provide the perfect environment for its future, next generation-leaning tenants.

GM Real Estate has instructed Bruce Gillingham Pollard as joint agent to secure the retail and leisure operators within the development.

Pop-Up City Triathlon at Canary Wharf

After much success last year, Canary Wharf Group has again partnered with Castle Triathlon Series to hold another Pop-Up City Triathlon at Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf in aid of charity.

The event consists of corporates entering in groups of three, competing to go the furthest distance of swimming, cycling and running in a fixed time.  This however is a static event, so the swimming is in an endless pool, the cycling on a cycle ergometer and the running on a treadmill.

Held between Monday 24th-Thursday 27th April the winning team receives £1,000 to donate to charity, with prizes for themselves and the runners up.

The Columbo Group purchase the Freehold to The Blues Kitchen, Brixton

The Columbo Group have purchased the freehold of the The Blues Kitchen building in Brixton.

Acting on behalf of their client, Bruce Gillingham Pollard aided to ensure a smooth transaction of the three-storey building. Nick head of acquisition’s at Bruce Gillingham Pollard said ‘This purchase, along with several previously, not only serves to develop the brand but establishes the company within the Brixton community.’

The Columbo Group was founded in 2006 by Steve Ball and Riz Shaikh. Since then they have developed an incredible portfolio of successful restaurants, bars, pubs and live music venues throughout London under nine unique companies including Jazz Café, XOYO and the Old Queens Head.  Their mission to ‘elevate the standards of hospitality’ has amazingly led to the self-funded estate expanding at a rate of one site a year.

Giant Robot, Street Feast opens in Crossrail Place

Giant Robot is now open on the top floor of Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf.

Acting on behalf of their clients, Canary Wharf Group, Bruce Gillingham Pollard secured a lease with Street Feast’s for their first new permanent offering, Giant Robot. This bespoke offer comprises of 10,030 sq. ft. boasting a 360° central island bar, wrap around terrace and catering offers from Little Josē, Yumplings, Yum Bun, Thunderbird and Bob’s.

Established in 2012, Street Feast have previously been known to renovate derelict spaces all over London, turning them into eating and drinking hot spots at great success. In this instance however, they have chosen their newest site to be on the top floor of the newly completed Crossrail Place. Adding to the existing tenant line up which includes, The Big Easy, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, The Breakfast Club and Chai Ki.

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