Not on the High Street open a pop-up store in Waterloo Station – just in time for Christmas!

Perfectly timed for Christmas, the nation’s favourite online gifting brand; Not on the High have opened a pop-up site in Waterloo Station.  Featuring all their most popular independent brands and sellers from the website, they will reside in the station until the end of November, giving customers a chance to buy presents (even if last minute) while dashing to or from work.

Not on the High Street have long been keen to marry together the online and offline experiences of their customers.  Previous pop-ups have proven that customers love the opportunity to touch, feel and interact with the products, as well as hear the stories of NOTHS’s suppliers in person.  With last year’s sales turnover of £155million expected to increase by double digits this year, it may not be long before they do indeed become a High Street brand, securing permanent bricks and mortar.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are proud to have secured the site on behalf of the brand.

BGP secures market-leading Lease Consultancy team from Colliers

Bruce Gillingham Pollard, the leading niche retail and restaurant agency, has hired Dan Taylor, Will Hume, Peter Wood and Rosie Higgins to create a new Lease Consultancy team to bolster the already highly successful business. In addition to undertaking rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gear work on high value retail and leisure assets across the capital, the new team will complement the existing leasing, tenant representation and investment departments to provide greater depth of service.

Dan Taylor will head the team and joins as an Equity Director. Will and Peter join as Directors and Rosie as an Associate Director, all having spent four years at Colliers International and before that niche retail firm Briant Champion Long.

Dan Taylor said: “We are delighted to be joining BGP who are at the forefront of the most exciting leasing and investment work in London.  There was a clear synergy and natural fit with BGP, particularly with regard to clients and exposure to best in class retail and leisure work. We are highly driven and focused on delivering exceptional results for all clients with a strong collaborative approach.”

Tracey Pollard; Managing Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard said: “We are delighted that Dan, Will, Peter and Rosie have joined the company to form our new Lease Consultancy team. Their vast knowledge and breadth of experience in Central London is already proving beneficial to our existing clients, allowing us to offer a complete rounded service to tenants, landlords and investors.”

Barry’s Bootcamp to open first UK site outside of the Capital

Credited as being the ‘best workout in the world’, Barry’s Bootcamp is set to open its first UK site outside of the capital in Manchester this November.

Hailed from West Hollywood, the workout phenomenon is championed for using a mix of running and weights to tone muscle, maximise fat loss, and increase your fitness. This revolutionary approach to training when created 1998, instantly garnered a ream of followers including global celebrities; David Beckham, Harry Styles, Ellie Goulding and a string of Victoria’s Secret models.

The new site is housed inside the refurbished 1960’s ABC Buildings within the St John’s development; Manchester’s newest city centre neighbourhood. Set out with a vision to create a strong culture within it’s thriving community, St John’s has achieved this through curating exciting and energising experiences, whether in their shops, restaurants, cafés, bars, breweries, bookshops, galleries and gyms, and Barry’s Bootcamp fits perfectly within this profile.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to have acquired this unique unit on behalf of the brand.

Blo Bar opens in Ealing’s leading lifestyle destination; Dickens Yard

Following the success of their first site in Chiswick, the one-stop shop for all your hair and beauty needs; Blo Bar, has now opened in Ealing’s Dickens Yard.

Priding themselves on delivering ‘a luxury experience guaranteed to invigorate and relax you’, the beauty bar has curated an offering to cater for women of all ages.  On arrival at your pamper station, you are provided with a Samsung tablet, as well as cupcakes, a selection of drinks including healthy non-alcoholic cocktails and smoothies.  Or if your appetite is not satiated by this, they can also order you food from the menus of some of the best restaurants in the area, collect and serve it to you, all whilst sitting in the luxury of your chair.  There is even an in salon crèche; perfect for the time strapped mothers of Ealing. 

The upmarket beauty bar is the latest addition to the development, following a wave of successful lettings, which include Charlotte’s W5, Triyoga and Kumon. With the likes of Darwin and Wallace, Gail’s, Pasta Remoli, Gymbox and Jigsaw soon to open their doors, Dickens Yard is cemented as the leading lifestyle destination in Ealing.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are proud to act as the leasing agents, joint with Knight Frank, on behalf of St George on this development.