Landsec appoint Bruce Gillingham Pollard across food and beverage portfolio

Tracey Pollard

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to have been appointed by Landsec to join their new retail leasing agent panel,  working across the hospitality portfolio which includes food & beverage, fitness, leisure and hotels.

The panel, which has been formed as part of Landsec’s new operating model launched late last year, seeks to “redefine the traditional retail leasing agent model”.  BGP are one of 6 retained companies, where each agent will work collaboratively with Landsec’s brand team to “service new and existing retail customers whilst supporting the business in finding new brands to curate the right brand mix across its destinations”.

The move is aiming to reflect Landsec’s efforts to drive performance and build a more “customer-centric” approach, and will challenge the traditional, location-led agent structure by aligning advisers to specific brands and sectors. It says that creates a more “transparent, sustainable model encouraging a partnership-led, portfolio wide approach”.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard managing director, Tracey Pollard, “ we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Landsec and believe their customer-centric approach to leasing is very much aligned to our own strategy across the F&B and Leisure sectors. We’ve always specialised in taking a concept-led approach to identifying the right operators who are a fit with a specific location, its demographics, and the aspirations of the landlords. We track F&B and leisure operators as they develop and have been involved in several launching into the UK regions following debuts in London.


Tracey Pollard

Each year BGP review the themes and drivers impacting our markets and explore how they are shaping the world of retail, F&B and leisure. However, before we look forward, it’s always useful to look back to see how last year’s predications shaped up, so this is a quick recap of…

Barry’s Bootcamp

Charlotte Roberts

This week our wonderful client BARRY’S BOOTCAMP LTD announced the launch of their Liverpool opening in the summer of this year. Liverpool standby for the best workout in the world from the market leaders… For more information, please contact Charlotte Roberts or Victoria Broadhead

Piccadilly Lights

Charlotte Roberts

This week we launched the marketing of the retail and F&B at Piccadilly Lights. An iconic London building with flagship retail, a rooftop and other restaurant / bar opportunities wrapping around the globally recognised digital advertising space.

For further information, please contact Woody Bruce, Charlotte Roberts or Lucy Cope.

5 Days to go

Lucy Cope

This time last year we were thrilled to welcome international renowned London florist McQueens, a global name in luxury floral design to North Audley Street only a stones throw away from Oxford street. Their flagship store situated in the heart of the West End is the UK’s largest floral emporium. The…

6 Days to go

Thea Rowe

The next generation of family clubs Jaego’s House will open in Kensal Rise in May 2022, quite literally something for all the family under one roof. Members will have access to a whole range of services: a jungle gym and soft play; crèche and childminding; Co working office; studio and fitness…

7 Days to go

Tracey Pollard

The growth of the neighbourhoods and localism have been key themes for the last 12 months.  We have experienced an increase in demand for both London neighbourhood locations and nationally, where we’ve seen lots of activity with lettings in Guildford, Windsor, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Reading and Leeds. The increase in…

8 Days to go

Dominic Tixerant

Hawskmoor made a splash with their new opening in Wood Wharf this month!

The new, eco friendly floating restaurant has brought a whole new dynamic to the Canary Wharf estate.

The restaurant is Hawksmoor’s most ambitious restaurant yet, split across three floors with a 150 cover restaurant and 120 bar ‘The Low Back’.

Rupert Bentley-Smith acted on behalf of our client Canary Wharf Group and Charlie Catterall, of Etch acted on behalf of Hawksmoor.

One of the first of its kind, this eco friendly restaurant is part of a trend that’s about to take on a whole new level.

For all Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf please speak to Rupert Bentley-Smith and Dominic Tixerant.

13 Days to go

Thea Rowe

22 Bishopsgate is newest addition to the London Skyline and an incredibly memorable project to be working on. 2021 has seen the opening of this ‘vertical village’ where the office occupants will have access to everything under one roof. From grab & go food to a restaurant, gym to a wellness…

Countdown to Christmas

Tracey Pollard

What a year 2021 has been! Despite the lows of restrictions and lockdowns, there have been some highs and here at Bruce Gillingham Pollard we have been exceptionally busy. SO, we thought it only right to celebrate some of those highs. Over the next 12 days we’ll be sharing with…

18th Century pub brought back to life by JKS

Rupert Bentley-Smith

We are Delighted to see JKS Restaurants reopen The George Fitzrovia last Thursday. This exciting venture is in partnership with renowned publican Dominic Jacobs and celebrated chef James Knappett. Along with JKS they form a remarkable team who have restored this beautiful 3 storey, 18th century, grade II-listed building, and…

BGP Connects EP4

Harry Cody-Owen

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” Tony Robbins

This episode of #BGPConnects @hcodyowen speaks to Mark Bourgeois on his time as MD of UK and Ireland for @hammerson_plc. They discussed the future of retail as well as Mark’s journey into the industry.

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BGP Connects EP3

Lucy McGowan-Scanlon

We’ve seen an acceleration in the number of pop-ups in the last 18 months, with many Landlords now more open to considering shorter lease terms, this maybe as a result of the increase in voids, an understanding of the power of their marketing potential or as part of a rates…


Tracey Pollard

We’re excited to kick start our week by announcing that, following 3 excellent presentations and 12 months of incredible hard work, Lucy Cope, Thea Rowe and Sophie Moorcroft have all been promoted to Associate Director. 🥂 We are extremely proud of their achievements, personal growth, and the contribution they have each…

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station – Realm

Tracey Pollard

Isn’t this the most amazing building? It’s the Hydraulic Power Station in Wapping and we are looking for its next tenant. The building has planning permission granted for the introduction of new floors within the listed building, together with the creation of a glazed extension within the roof level water…

New starters

This month we welcome two new members to the team, Alex Todd & Euan Anderson. Both join as graduate surveyors following completion of their property degrees and will then go on to sit their professional assessment to become Chartered surveyors.

Our MD, Tracey Pollard commented “As we celebrate our 10th year, it’s great to welcome two more additions to our ever growing business. The events of the last 18 months means we are working closer than ever with our clients to maximise their values, reposition buildings and future proof their assets. Alex and Euan’s energy & enthusiasm for retail will help bring a different perspective to the business and our clients and we are delighted to welcome them into the BGP team”.

Who wants to be transported to Cuba?!

Thea Rowe

La Rampa is the newest addition to GPE’s Market Place, W1 curtesy of the fantastic MJMK. Bar La Rampa recreates the atmosphere of 1950s Havana with the fabulous cocktail menu developed by @mr_marcis and the food menu by @tata_eatery; a combination that doesn’t disappoint! It’s been great to see how…

Berber and Q to launch Carmel on Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park

Thea Rowe

(Photo credit Carmel) Josh Katz and Berber and Q are coming to Queen’s Park with Carmel where they will offer an all day menu inspired by North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. Lonsdale Road comprises a mix of independent offices workshops and restaurants including Milk Beach who recently expanded. Securing…

Albert’s Schloss – Paradise, Birmingham

Victoria Broadhead

Mission Mars, the north west bar and restaurant operator led by Roy Ellis, is set to open a second Albert’s Schloss site, Paradise, Birmingham. The Bavarian beer hall concept joins the impressive line up of Vinoteca, Dishoom and Rosa’s Thai – which have all committed to opening at the £700m…

With a number of the BGP team having been loyal Daniella Draper customer’s since the beginning of their journey, we are super excited to be retained by them to secure their first permanent store in London

Lucy Cope

Daniella Draper is a British, multi award winning jewellery brand who recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Daniella graduated with a degree in jewellery design from central St Martin’s in 2009 and returned to her home roots of Lincolnshire to start her business. Daniella, Della & Holly are a tight knit family working together to build the brand while maintaining its values and handcrafted charm.

It is great to work with an independent and family run business and we are extremely excited to work with them to secure their first store.

For further information please contact Lucy Cope

Moving beyond court action

Landlords can’t just rely on the courts

Dan Taylor

Recent court decisions that have found in favour of landlords seeking rent arrears should not be seen as the only way forward in terms of repairing retail property revenue flows. It’s certainly too early for landlords to be celebrating unreservedly: in the instance of the most high-profile decision – which…

First operator opens at Postmark

Nick Halley

BGP have acted on behalf of Taylor Wimpey to secure Mousetail Coffee who have taken an internal unit within the residential marketing suite at Postmark. The letting will help to drive footfall into the marketing suite giving prospective buyers a better and more unique experience, whilst also acting as an…

RIXO’s first bridalwear store at 75 Elizabeth Street

Lucy Cope

Super excited to have worked with Henrietta Rix and acted on behalf of my client Grosvenor Group in securing RIXO’s first bridalwear store at 75 Elizabeth Street which opened earlier this week! This will be the only RIXO bridalwear boutique, stocking their limited edition capsule collection of 26 pieces. The bridal collection is split into two themes,…

10th birthday

Tracey Pollard

As part of our 10th birthday celebrations we asked some of our team what Bruce Gillingham Pollard meant to them, these are some words used to express our business.

Some liked the energy, ambition, passion and drive to collaborate and innovate.

Others mentioned the incredible talent found within the business, and welcomed the ability to be part of a team who were changing places and enhancing retail environments.

Our long standing trusted relationships were valued by many, both within our team and beyond, mentioning partnerships with clients, retailers and restaurateurs.

New graduates valued our blind faith and trust in them to get on with the job and highlighted the world class projects they were working on, despite their young age.

Many mentioned the feeling of family and the joy of sharing in major life celebrations and the strength of the team when things were tough.

All these things make up our business, we are passionate about what we do and throw 100% energy into every project, with impressive results. It’s what we do.

The Lever Building, 85 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1

Jack Barratt

Our Central London investment team are pleased to have advised Merseyside Pension Fund on the acquisition of The Lever Building, Clerkenwell for close to the asking price of £38,500,000. The building is a converted Victorian warehouse, let to supermarket giant Tesco’s digital division until 2025. The acquisition reinforces the resilience…

Mentoring Circle – Close the gender gap in property

Tracey Pollard

Bruce Gillingham Pollard have always been at the forefront of nurturing their young team and when MD Tracey Pollard was asked to participate in the Mentoring Circle, she said yes immediately. We talk to founder Vanessa Murray prior to the official launch on International Women’s day, about why she felt…

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