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Cooke & Arkwright
2017 issue 2

UWTSD seeks jv development partner for iconic swansea waterfront site

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is looking for development partners to form a unique joint venture for its iconic mixed-use SA1 Swansea Waterfront site.

The University, which has three main campuses in Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea, proposes to develop 23 acres of land at SA1 Swansea Waterfront forming part of the dockside regeneration area (SA1 estate). Eight acres of the site have been set aside for the creation of a new waterfront campus, the first phase of which has already commenced with a completion due during Summer 2018. UWTSD is working with leading commercial agents, Cooke & Arkwright, to market the joint venture...

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Plasdŵr Square

Cardiff's garden city gets green light

City of Cardiff Council planning committee has approved plans for the remaining elements of Plasdŵr, with lead developer Redrow starting work on the first homes later this month.

The main application, passed by the city’s planning committee, includes an illustrative masterplan for the entire 900-acre (368-hectare) site that borders Radyr, Danescourt, Fairwater, Pentrebane and St. Fagans, where developers intend to create a “world-class, sustainable community”. Described as a “garden city for the 21st century”, Plasdŵr takes inspiration from the successful movement founded on the principles of “fresh air, sunlight, breathing room and playing room”. Michael Lawley, Chairman of Cooke & Arkwright said, “We have been advising the landowners and leading on ...

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Development opportunity with panoramic views over Swansea Bay

A substantial development opportunity on a prominent site totalling 12.84 acres within the Uplands ward of Swansea has been brought to market by the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD).  The University is relocating from the Townhill campus site to a new multi-million pound campus in the City’s SA1 Waterfront area.

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Swansea Bay City Region deal signed

The recently signed £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Region deal is expected to create up to 10,000 jobs over the next 15 years. These will be supported by 11 major projects across the region which will be implemented through a partnership between the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the region’s local authorities comprising Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire local authorities.

Cooke & Arkwright is advising University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) on its SA1 Waterfront and Townhill Campus sites in the city, and is retained Managing Agent at Oyster Wharf in Mumbles.

Image © Copyright Jonathan Billinger and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Oyster Wharf 'a real boost to mumbles'

£5.5m mixed use, seafront regeneration scheme overlooking Swansea Bay, was officially launched on Thursday 9 March.

The historic Art Deco Tivoli shopping arcade has been rejuvenated with leisure operators Croeso Lounge and Prezzo opening on the seaward side of the scheme, and Le Bistrot Pierre and Parrilla currently fitting out and due to open in the next couple of months.  The next phase of scheme by the developers, Nextcolour Developments, is converting the former Co-op premises into two retail units, which have been pre-let by Cooke & Arkwright’s Retail & Leisure agency to Seasalt and Joules.

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Brunel Park Port Talbot fully occupied within a year

Brunel Park in Port Talbot, a 14,000 sq ft development of new offices by Deryn Properties, has been fully let in less than 12 months after attracting strong interest from a variety of occupiers.

Three thousand sq ft in Unit 2 was sold to the Ministry of Furniture, and the first floor of Unit 1 has been let to S&C Electric Company. The remaining space has been let to Acorn Recruitment, the British Red Cross, Allied Health Care and Plaid Cymru. Tim Lawley, Associate Director with Cooke & Arkwright ...

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New Home secured for flagship School of Journalism next to new bbc wales headquarters

One of the UK’s leading schools of journalism, Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, has confirmed its relocation to new headquarters at the heart of the city centre.

The School of Journalism will invest in new multi-purpose headquarters close to BBC Wales’ new £120m hub in the city’s Central Square regeneration scheme. Cooke & Arkwright secured the 42,000 sq ft space on behalf of the University.

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Reserve Forces & Cadets site to be redeveloped

Cooke & Arkwright has successfully sold sites of 1.35 and 0.5 acres on behalf of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales (RFCA) in Gorseinon.

The larger site is to be developed by Coastal Housing Association for construction of 50 dwellings for social housing, which will replace the former workshop and marshalling yard, which has been in existence for over 50 years.  The second portion was sold to a local developer for the purpose of developing private housing.

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Purolite expands twice in 12 months

Cooke & Arkwright have acquired, on behalf of Purolite Ltd., (water treatment company) approximately 6,000 sq ft of Unit C1 on the Llantrisant Business Park. 

The occupation of C1 follows further expansion of Purolite’s activities into Unit D (15,023 sq ft) in 2015, and Purolite now occupies three facilities adjacent to each other, permitting further investment in the area, securing employment and supporting future development of the business.

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£57m Cardiff Bay link road nearing completion

The £57m Eastern Bay link road project to improve access and reduce journey times between Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Enterprise Zone and the east of the city is nearing completion. The two-lane dual carriageway connects to Ocean Way roundabout and Queens Gate roundabout with a viaduct for the road to pass over the docks railway. It also incorporates a footway and cycle route along its length. The road will form part of the Cardiff Peripheral Distributor Road (PDR) ring road system around Cardiff.

Andrew West, Director of Rating at Cooke & Arkwright, who acted on behalf of the Welsh Government in acquiring the land along the route of the road and additional land required for construction and maintenance said, “It’s rewarding to see our work at the start of the project coming to fruition and giving the city another economic boost. Better connectivity is crucial to the growth and development of our capital city.”

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