BGP advise London Metric on £62million acquisition of 5 Waitrose stores

Andrew McGregor

Bruce Gillingham Pollard have advised London Metric PLC on the acquisition of 5 food stores, let to Waitrose, for £62 million. All 5 stores are let on new 20 year leases. The stores range in size from 27,000 sq ft to 43,000 sq ft, located in Keynsham, Malmesbury, Paddock Wood (Kent), Towcester and Yateley.

Long income assets have become increasingly sought after, especially in those businesses which have proved resilient during the COVID 19 pandemic. Grocery shopping has been one of those star performers. Even as the level of online grocery shopping has increased, these stores should act as fulfilment centres for both Waitrose and John Lewis in the wider region.

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…

BGP appointed on Edinburgh St James

by Rosie Higgins

We have been appointed to the leasing team for Edinburgh St James, the £1bn mixed-use development in the city centre. We will be acting jointly on the scheme with existing agents P-Three, Culverwell and CWM. Located in the east end of the city, the development is one of the UK’s…

BGP appoint ed on TFL’s Wood Lane Arches

We are instructed to lease 11 arches to retail and leisure operators from the first phase to be transformed.

by Rosie Higgins

The arches are part of TFL’s wider regeneration of 31 arches in the area for eating, socialising, shopping and working, as well improving connectivity. The site sits at the heart of the development between Westfield London and St. James’s White City Living, as well as nearby to Stanhope & Mitsui’s…

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

We were very pleased to see an emotional Endo Kazutoshi collect his first (of many, we suspect) Michelin star for Endo at the Rotunda at Television Centre at White City. Millie Edwards in our leasing team acted for the landlord of Television Centre, Stanhope & Mitsui on the letting which underpins the premium reinvention of White City as a destination.

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 renown Kazutoshi. All 16 guests sit at a wooden counter fashioned from 200 year old hinoki wood, in front of the chef’s preparation table under swathes of ethereal cloud-like fabric. This is a dining experience like no other – offering direct interaction with the chefs preparing authentic Omakase style cuisine. The attention to detail and authenticity is so precise that reportedly water used for the Yamagata rice  is shipped in from Endo’s hometown, and a third-generation soya recipe feeds both the multi-course Omakase menus and edamame a la carte selection.

In his March 2019 review, The Times’ food critic Giles Coren called his experience: ‘Probably the most perfect meal I have eaten in a restaurant in 20 years’. We are delighted that the Michelin judges feel the same and offer our congratulations to Endo Kazutoshi and the rest of the team.

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…

BGP acquire Anna Haugh’s first restaurant, Myrtle

by Zoe Schoon

Former Bob Bob Ricard and Gordon Ramsey chef Anna Haugh has opened her first restaurant, Myrtle. Her comforting, yet modern European approach with an Irish twist uses only the finest Irish produce. Anna started her passion for cooking in her Dublin based home alongside her mother. Here she developed the basis…

Vinoteca to open in Paradise

This will be their first site outside London

by Zoe Schoon

Vinoteca has confirmed it has exchanged on a unit at 2 Chamberlain Square, in the Birmingham’s Paradise development. We are proud to have acted on behalf of the landlord on this letting that will add to the company’s existing 5 strong business. Set to open its doors for early Spring…