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Cooke & Arkwright
Property News December 2021

I had hoped that this year I would be talking of the pandemic as a distant memory but there is the feeling of “here we go again” as the new Omicron variant takes a hold. Nevertheless, as I reflect on the year, I truly appreciate the spirit of all the teams in embracing the challenges we have all faced, and working hard to deliver a sustained high quality service to our valued clients. We will keep doing the same.

It is always appreciated to receive recognition from outside the firm and I applaud the efforts of our agency team who were able to join in celebrating our hat-trick at the Cardiff Property Awards. This is a real accolade, especially after a difficult year.

We have had the pleasure of welcoming new staff to various parts of the business, allowing us to grow new talent for the future. Good staff are key to our success and I thank every staff member for their on-going loyalty and commitment.

We look forward to supporting our existing clients, and welcoming new, in the year ahead and I represent all at Cooke & Arkwright in wishing everybody a happy and healthy  Christmas and New Year.

Andrew Gardner, Managing Director

Hat-trick for Cooke & Arkwright as it wins Commercial Agent of the Year award

Cooke & Arkwright was named Commercial Agent of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Cardiff Property Awards in November 2021.

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Landmark HMRC office site in Cardiff sold

Acting on behalf of Cannon Capital Developments Ltd, Cooke & Arkwright, together with joint agents Savills, have advised on the disposal of the former HMRC offices site at Ty Glas, Cardiff to Cardiff Council.

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Greggs opens in Cardiff’s newest landmark building

Greggs has opened its latest offering in Cardiff on the ground floor of the city’s newest landmark building, the Centre for Student Life which has been developed by Cardiff University.

The Centre for Student Life (CSL) in Park Place is an inspirational development for the city, recently completed and opened in time for the 2021 academic year.

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Welsh planning rules on flooding suspended until 2023

The Welsh Government has suspended the implementation of its new TAN 15 planning rules on flooding until 1st June 2023.

The new TAN 15 is accompanied by the Flood Map for Planning...

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Rural business units proving inspirational to design and media businesses

Only one unit remains available at Chapel Barns business centre after a refurbishment carried out by Merthyr Mawr Estate, and a new management programme completed by Cooke & Arkwright’s Land Agency department.

The firm’s Business Space team recently signed a further three local businesses to Chapel Barns in the thatched village of Merthyr Mawr, south of Bridgend...

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New rate relief announced for retail, leisure and hospitality sector in Wales for 2022-23

The Welsh Government announced its Draft Budget on Monday, 20th December 2021.

This included £116bn package of rate relief to support businesses most directly affected by the pandemic, comprising an additional £20m on top of consequential funding received from the UK Government...

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Business Rates – a disappointing conclusion for England

H M Treasury published the Final Report of the Government’s fundamental Business Rates Review to coincide with the Budget announcement at the end of October.

Commenting on the conclusions of the review, Business Rates Director, Andrew West said, "As the Chancellor stated in this document, this is the final report and is the roadmap for the coming years...

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New volunteer board member at Beacons Creative Wales

Beacons Creative Wales Limited welcomed a new member to its voluntary board of directors in December, when it was joined by Chris Hyde, Director of Land Agency at Cooke & Arkwright.

Beacons Creative is a social enterprise based in Brecon...

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Cooke & Arkwright proud to support girls' football

We're very happy to be sponsoring the Thornhill Athletic Football Club's Under-11 girls' football team in Cardiff.

Along with our co-sponsors CJR Partners (Chris Rand) and Surf Centre Ltd, we wish the team good luck for the season.

Most of all, we hope you enjoy it and have fun!

Thornhill Athletic Football Club

Llamau Secret Santa

We recently launched Secret Santa fund raising activities for Llamau, a charity whose mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women in Wales. 

Sadly, for thousands of the most vulnerable people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. We want to do what we can to support Llamau and help the homeless to rebuild their futures.

We will be formally adopting Llamau in the New Year as our new chosen charity of the year, having raised over £2,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.


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