The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has formed a new UK World Regional Board (UK WRB) with the UK being identified as a key World Region of RICS, along with Europe, MENEA (Middle East, Near East and Africa), India, the Americas, Oceania and Asia. Michael Lawley, Managing Director of Cooke & Arkwright and Chairman of RICS Wales, has been selected as one of the nine non-executive members to sit on the UK WRB board.
Vale Healthcare has swapped its white coats for hard hats as it celebrates the start of construction of its new innovative 25-bed hospital development in Hensol - Cardiff-based Stradform Ltd (part of VINCI Construction UK Ltd) has commenced work on making the multi million pound hospital a reality.
In a deal brokered by Cooke & Arkwright, Cardiff University has leased almost 14,500 sq ft at Deri House in Park Grove, Cardiff. The university is to move three of its administrative divisions to the new premises from their existing accommodation at various sites in Park Place.
Michael Lawley, managing director of Cooke & Arkwright, has been appointed Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Wales Council. The two and a half year appointment will also see him sit as the representative for Wales on the RICS UK Board.
The Crown Estate has appointed Cooke & Arkwright to manage The Crown Estate’s Marine Estates interests in Wales for the next five years. This covers the foreshore area between mean high and low water, and estuaries and tidal rivers around a substantial part of the Welsh coastline in the former county estates of Monmouth, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, Merioneth, Caernarvon, Anglesey, Denbigh and Flint.
Trinity House, the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, has instructed Cooke & Arkwright as part of a UK wide exercise to undertake a planned maintenance & buildings survey and asset valuation of some of its south and west Wales’ lighthouses. These include lighthouses at well known landmarks such as Strumble Head near Fishguard, St Anne’s Head in Milford Haven, Caldey Island near Tenby, Mumbles in Gower and Nash Point in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Prestigious housebuilder Charles Church has announced the acquisition of Jackson’s Quay at Waterfront Barry, in what will be its first development in Wales.
Acting on behalf of UWIC (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) and the Reardon Smith Nautical School Trust (the Trust), joint agents Cooke & Arkwright and Burnett Davies have sold the three-acre former Fairwater Campus site to Persimmon Homes Wales for approximately £3.6 million.
Alfred McAlpine Capital Projects has begun construction of a new £5.3 million Holiday Inn Express Hotel on land adjacent to Cardiff International Airport, acquired by Cooke & Arkwright.
Cardiff University has bought the former NPI headquarters comprising 80,000 square feet, at 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff. The largest office transaction this year to-date (1st November) the purchase represents a multi-million pound investment on the part of the University, which will integrate its administration and free civic centre space for its world-ranked research.