ATTEN-SHUN! Barracks sold at on-site auction

Strong bidding sees price rise quickly

3 October 2016

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A four-acre site housing a former barracks in the Rhondda went under the hammer at an exclusive on-site auction held by Cooke & Arkwright on 22 September 2016. The auction was held in the drill hall and the barracks attracted strong bidding from about 20 interested buyers.

Auctioneer Rod Perons commented, “It was beautiful day which allowed last minute viewing to take place before the auction was held.  There was keen interest and strong bidding in the room with the price rising quickly from £25,000 to an eventual sale price of £126,000.”

First developed as a workshop for the Rhondda Engine Works, the site was acquired by the Territorial Army and converted to barracks, at one time housing American troops during the Second World War. The two-storey barracks building includes living quarters, offices and kitchens, as well as garages, an armoury and a drill hall. A cluster of outbuildings were originally used for classrooms, storage and a rifle range. Cooke & Arkwright sold the premises on behalf of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales.

The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group have substantial property assets within the group and have engaged Andrew West to appeal against rating assessments on these properties since 2010. We have consistently been impressed by Andrew's knowledge of the property market and his negotiating skills have been exceptional. Given Andrew's outstanding performance, we would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to any business large or small seeking to appeal their rates liabilities.

Mike Fowler, Group Finance Director, Leekes Group