Bruce Gillingham Pollard recruits Michael Kelion as their acquisition consultant

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to announce the appointment of Michel Kelion as a consultant from 2nd January 2018.

Michael’s has over 30 years’ experience in restaurant and leisure property. He acted for Carluccio’s throughout their nationwide expansion alongside other multiples including Busaba Eathai, Gaucho and Cau. He currently advises Escape Hunt, Tapas Revolution and Granger & Co., as well as start-ups, private equity and independents including Padella, Sam’s and Ceru.

Michael said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team as a consultant. I’ve had the pleasure of doing many deals with them over a number of years and always admired both their style and expertise.”

Based in Bruce Gillingham Pollard’s London office, Michael will work alongside the acquisition team of Nick Garston and Thea Rowe to build on his contacts and relationships with other companies  including  Hawksmoor and The Draft House. Since establishing the acquisition team 12 months ago Nick and Thea are already acting for a multitude of clients themselves including Temper, Tracey Anderson, Bleecker Burger and 26 Grains.

Tracey Pollard, Managing Director of Bruce Gillingham Pollard said: "We are thrilled Michael will be starting with us in the New Year. His experience, knowledge and relationships will make him an invaluable addition to our business and that his clients will benefit from working closely with our tenant team.”

Kelion Sworn will continue to complete ongoing transactions.

By Chloe to open at One Tower Bridge

US sensation By Chloe will soon open its second London site at One Tower Bridge. Following the success of its original opening in Manhattan two years ago, the ultra-cool vegan restaurant is undoubtedly set to incite the same cult following in London as it has enjoyed in the States.

Although lauded with the enviable title of best veggie burgers in New York, By Chloe’s menu extends far beyond burgers. The wholesome, vegan, plant-based food made with locally sourced ingredients also comes in the form of salads, sandwiches, pastas and sweet treats.

The brand will sit perfectly alongside The Ivy Tower Bridge, Rosa’s Thai Café and The Coal Shed, appealing to an increasingly health conscious society, and adding further diversity to the development.

This letting was secured by Bruce Gillingham Pollard on behalf of Berkeley Homes.

The home of British television production is back

Iconic London landmark the Television Centre has been reborn. The refurbished building will once again fulfil its legacy as ‘the home of British television’, moreover, once complete the centre is also set to become a working, living and thriving community.

The three historic TV studios have been re-employed by BBC Studioworks, with the re-developed state of the art facilities becoming the focal point of the creative media quarter in London’s White City. Studioworks will host productions from all major broadcasters, including ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show.

Television Centre will also benefit from soon-to-open favourites Bayley & Sage, Patty & Bun, Homeslice and Bluebird.

Central Cross hosts Topshop Showspace for London Fashion Week

Topshop Showspaces’ two day, four show event, kicked off on Saturday with ‘Fashion East’, which identifies and supports the most exciting names in the industry, followed by ‘House of Holland’ by Henry Holland. Sunday saw Greek designer Mary Katrantzou showcase her latest offering, wrapped up by Topshop’s own collection, later in the day.

Topshop, the British high-street favourite has always been known for its cool, edgy and eclectic style. This seasons inspiration was taken from British classics, incorporating the city’s latest trends and modelled by some of the best names in the industry: Hailey Baldwin, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls.

The chosen location Central Cross was the perfect site to house the event. Central Cross will become the centre point of Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, connecting retailers and consumers in a new retail and restaurant community.