Harry Cody-Owen joins BGP as Associate Director in the National Team

By Victoria Broadhead

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Cody-Owen as Associate Director.

Harry has specialised in F&B and Leisure for 6 years and joins from Lunson Mitchenall where he predominantly acted on behalf of Institutional Landlords. Having advised on Lakeside, Festival Place Basingstoke, Chapelfield Norwich, Eldon Square Newcastle and Elephant and Castle, Harry has a strong understanding of this fast moving market. This knowledge is further enhanced by his work with occupier in securing new sites and he brings retained clients Providence Bay, Jungle Mania and The BOK Shop.

Harry will join the National team focusing on the letting of the Hammerson F&B and leisure portfolio, across 6 of Hammerson’s UK sites, including, The Oracle Reading, Cabot Circus Bristol, Highcross Leicester, West Quay Southampton, Victoria Leeds and The Bullring/ Grand Central Birmingham.

Harry comments “We are currently undergoing a correction in the retail market, as shopping habits change and physical retail declines. We need to consider new ways to deliver exciting destinations and I believe my experience in the F&B and the leisure market will help greatly, as this evolving sectors continues to develop, as consumer priorities “the experience.”

Victoria Broadhead, Head of Bruce Gillingham Pollards National team remarks “We are really excited to have Harry joining the team at BGP, his experience and passion echoes BGPs ethos”.

Otium Leisure acquire Robin Leisure Park in Wigan

The UK's first leisure park investment sale of 2020

by Rosie Higgins

Advised by our investment team, Otium Real Estate has purchased Robin Leisure Park in Wigan from a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors. The purchase was made at a price of £12.48m reflecting a yield of 8.3% off a net rental income of £1.107m per annum. The property extends to…

Design Vintage to open in Tunsgate Quarter

by Rosie Higgins

Design Vintage was founded in 2012 by interior designer, Lisa Brass who established the brand after having difficulty sourcing vintage and Scandinavian products for her clients. Originally from Brighton the brand now trades from a permanent store in Chichester and has had a number of pop-up stores in London. The…

Club Mexicana Taqueria to open at Kingly Court

The brand brings their popular vegan tacos to Soho
by Rosie Higgins

There is a lot to be excited about for 2020, not least the announcement before Christmas that Club Mexicana Taqueria have taken a permanent restaurant in Carnaby’s Kingly Court.

Club Mexicana’s mouthwatering tacos are both innovative and moreish and, completely unbelievably, totally vegan. They are a superb example of the new, high benchmark of quality for plant-based cuisine. We know that they will be a huge hit when they open their doors in a few months.

Our Head of Brand Representation, Nick Garston, advised Club Mexicana on the acquisition and commented:

“Club Mex are really at the pinnacle of what is exciting about plant-based food in the current London restaurant scene. They have a loyal following by meat and non-meat eaters alike who I know will be as excited as me to see them take this permanent space in the heart of the West End.”

For more information on the letting or Club Mexicana’s requirements, please contact Nick Garston.

Endo at the Rotunda is awarded a Michelin Star

Endo at the Rotunda is a 16-seat restaurant located at the top of the landmark Television Centre, taking its name from the location and the internationally reknown Kazutoshi.

by Rosie Higgins

Mowgli Street Food opens on Church Street, Cardiff

BGP acted on behalf of the landlord, Hermes Investment Management.

by Rosie Higgins

This is Mowgli’s eighth restaurant having opened their first site in 2014 on Bold Street in Liverpool. Since then, former barrister and now TV personality, Nisha Katona has opened in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham, with this unit their first site in Wales. The menus are designed to emulate authentic…

Arcade Food Theatre opens at Centrepoint

Acting on behalf of the vendor, Ballymore, we have completed on the investment sale of the Sainsburys Local at Royal Wharf in Newham.

by Rosie Higgins

Following a series of soft launches last week, today Arcade Food Theatre at Centre Point opens its doors to the general public. Whilst Londoners have become familiar with the food hall format, Arcade Food Theatre adds another level to this booming sector. We were delighted to have acted for the…

Sub Cult opens in One New Change

by Rosie Higgins

After much anticipation, Sub Cult are now open at 82 Watling Street, part of Landsec’s One New Change development. To celebrate the opening, free subs were given out to the lucky first 200 customers. The new store is the first permanent site for the brand which was founded five years…

Lost in Brixton opens in Brixton Village

The bar is located in a previously unused space above a goods yard, next to the railway arches
by Rosie Higgins

This summer saw the opening of ‘Lost in Brixton’, a ‘hidden’ jungle-themed roof terrace with capacity for 440. This is the fifth venue from Incipio group who are also behind The Prince in West Brompton and the Pergola sites in Paddington and Olympia.

Following a similar winning formula to their other venues, Lost in Brixton features live music, local draft beer and a retractable for the summer evenings. However, unlike their previous venues, the food offer is sourced exclusively through existing traders within Brixton Village and makes use of a bespoke app ‘Tablesnappr’ which enables customers to order food from the market which is then delivered to your table.

We acted for the landlord, Hondo, on their acquisition of Brixton Village last year and continue to advise on the leasing and commercialisation strategy. Please contact Woody Bruce for further information.