Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority

12 October 2023

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Cooke & Arkwright are delighted to announce our appointment as retained Land Agents for Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park Authority (BBNPA) to provide them with property advice and support for the next two years.

Having already worked with the BBNPA since 2019, Cooke & Arkwright are familiar with much of their estate which comprises over 19,500 hectares of mountain and common land, farmland, woodland, and a variety of other property interests, much of it subject to statutory environmental designations, such as Sites of Special Scientific Interests, Special Areas of Conservation and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.  

Our involvement will be diverse in not only assisting the BBNPA with the management of their existing estate, including lettings, strategy advice, and routine problem-solving, but also to identifying land suitable for possible acquisition to enhance their portfolio.  Ellie Hitchings, Surveyor within the Land Agency Department said “I’m really pleased to be involved with this instruction for such a prominent client and hope Cooke & Arkwright can provide Bannau Brycheiniog with an excellent service.  We have already been working towards the letting of a 48 acre parcel of land near Llangorse Lake which is highly sensitive in terms of flora and this will be coming to the market in the forthcoming spring.” 

A spokesperson for the National Park said, “We’re delighted to be working with Cooke & Arkwright again as our retained Land Agents. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their expert advice over the next couple of years.”

The disposal of 120,000 square feet on the Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate was a particularly satisfying task. The building had been rebuilt following fire damage, and Jeremy Symons and his team were successful in identifying a nearby purchaser looking to expand. The sale price, at £4,000,000, represented a record sale price for a property of this nature in the area, and with great tenacity and endeavour was completed in a timely fashion. An excellent result.

Richard Hayward, Richard Hayward Properties