MARK appoints Bruce Gillingham Pollard on Borough Yards project

Tracey Pollard

European private equity real estate investment manager, MARK, has appointed Bruce Gillingham Pollard to advise on retail leasing alongside CBRE at the Borough Yards development in London SE1.

The 140,000 sq.ft mixed use scheme, adjacent to the historic Borough Market, is south London’s newest food, retail, leisure and office landmark. Everyman Cinema, Barrafina, Brother Marcus, and The Office Group, which has taken 51,000 sq.ft of space, are among the key tenants.

The site was originally a mixture of derelict land and Victorian railway arches, which have since been restored and repurposed as part of its redevelopment. Designed by award-winning SPARCC, Borough Yards features five mixed-use buildings and public realm.

Borough Yards opened its doors in early 2022, with Paul Smith, Parillan, Bar Daskal, Burger & Beyond, Butchies and Vinoteca other high-profile tenants capitalising upon the area’s high footfall rates.

The scheme connects Borough Market with the River Thames’ South Bank, while London Bridge Station is less than two minutes’ walk away. London’s financial district, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern are in the immediate area.

Lily Lin, Managing Director at MARK commented: “Borough Yards represents a new chapter for the area and joins a growing list of successful urban redevelopment projects undertaken by MARK. The creation or redevelopment of city-defining landmarks will remain a key focus of ours and work alongside our specialist platform strategy.

“Attracting established and globally appealing occupiers is an integral part of that and the quality of tenants at Borough Yards illustrates our ability to execute this well. We’re looking forward to working with Bruce Gillingham Pollard on strengthening and diversifying the brands which complement our exciting line-up of food & drink concepts.”

Bruce Gillingham Pollard Managing Director, Tracey Pollard, commented: “Borough Yards is rapidly evolving into one of London’s most exciting and multi-faceted retail and hospitality environments”.

“It’s housed in a sensitive and ingenious development which meshes superbly with the surrounding historic building landscape and benefits from the millions of visitors who make their way to this historic and vibrant parts of London.”

2022 Graduate Recruitment

Emily Dumbell

We are looking for ambition, drive and enthusiasm. From day one, you will have exposure to some of the UK’s most influential landlords, property companies and retailers. We are looking for a talented person who can be part of our energetic team and help shape our business over the long…

BGP Connects EP 6

Lucy Cope

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn” Phil Collins On our next instalment of #BGPconnects Lucy Cope speaks to Vanessa Murray of Mentoring Circle. Now just a week on from the first anniversary of the scheme, and the launch of the second year of mentees they…

BXR City

Charlotte Roberts

A launch date of all launch dates; on Tuesday 22nd February, BXR launched at 22 Bishopsgate. This really was, and is such a totally unique project to be involved in – a first for London and the UK market delivering the highest gym in Europe in the tallest building in…

We are delighted to have worked with The Crown Estate to bring The Green Planet to 55 Regent Street.

Rupert Bentley-Smith

A partnership between BBC Studios, Factory 42, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and EE, they will use 5G to create The Green Planet Augmented Reality experience within this flagship building, funded by the Government’s 5G competition and presented by Sir David Attenborough. It will be a totally unique space using ground-breaking technology allowing visitors to travel through 5 digital worlds; Rainforest, Freshwater, Saltwater, Desert and Seasonal using their phone with the aim to use this immersive experience to inspire people of all ages to affect positive change.

After the first meeting with Michael Gunton Executive Producer for The Green Planet, it was obvious that this project would align perfectly with The Crown Estate’s focus on sustainability and their ambition to continue to bring world class experiences to their estate.

For further information, please contact Rupert Bentley-Smith

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Thea Rowe

Competitive socialising and leisure is something we have discussed over the years in previous trends and we’ve been delighted to see this continue to grow across the UK with the likes of Hollywood Bowl and their most recent brand Puttstars. Given the last 20 months consumers (maybe even more than…

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Evie North

The growth in neighbourhoods and localism has never been more apparent. We are increasingly seeing some fantastic London centric operators look beyond Central London and out nationally and to the local neighbourhoods. Following the launch of The Ivy Asia, St Pauls at One New Change back in 2019. The Ivy…

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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 classes; library; gym; restaurant and waterside cafe; treatment rooms; kids cinema.

We have worked with founder Charlie Gardiner for a number of years and are delighted to have secured the first of his new venture on his behalf. Please speak to Jamie Orme for future enquires.

 

11 Days to go

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Tracey Pollard

The evolution of the retail and restaurants @ haysontheriver_Se1 got underway this year with a summer pop up run by the wonderful team at Bermonseybarkitchen. Due to its continued success, it has morphed twice, once into an autumn designed pop up and now into the most stunning festive winter bar. …

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 you a selection of those highs, with some (if only we could share all!) of our exciting work of the year.

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Charlotte Roberts

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Woody Bruce

The fashion set are back partying and The Maine, Hanover Square was the place to be seen. Whilst not opening to the public until the 15th November, The Maine played host to the British Vogue’s and Self-Portrait party last week, guests including the  brand’s newest campaign star, supermodel Irina Shayk and…

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…

G I R L P O W E R

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 made to the business and look forward to seeing them continue to grow. As ever we are grateful to the wider team who have supported them during their development and growth.

Managing Director Tracey Pollard comments “Our team are the bedrock of the business and the generosity of time and willingness to pass on knowledge and skills to each other is what makes the BGP team so special.  Observing the individual growth made by Thea, Lucy, and Sophie over the last year has been fantastic, particularly bearing in mind the challenges we have all experienced.  With so much momentum and opportunity, we are excited to watch how they each develop during the next 12 months.”

Tattu announces expansion into London

Rupert Bentley-Smith

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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 Carmel on Lonsdale Road is another great example of one of our trends of 2021 and the rise of London Villages.

Thea Rowe acted on behalf of our clients Brunswick PP and Jake Bernstone of Stonebrook acted on behalf of Carmel.

Please speak to Thea Rowe  for all further enquiries for Lonsdale Road, Queens Park.

Moving beyond court action

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Dan Taylor

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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.

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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…

Indian street food operator Mowgli to open in Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham

Victoria Broadhead

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