Ceremonial Ground-Breaking at the site of Plasdŵr’s First Primary School

28 February 2023

Share this

Cooke & Arkwright director Nick Lawley attended the recent ground-breaking at the site of the new Ysgol Gynradd Groes-wen primary school in the new Plasdwr development in Cardiff.

Ground was officially broken by the Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, Cardiff Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, Headteacher Richard Carbis and Temporary Chair of Governors for the school, Daniel Tiplady.

The school will offer 420 places, a first-of-its-kind dual language education stream with one form of entry offering Welsh-medium education and one form offering English and Welsh dual-language education. The school will be a cultural centre for the community of Plasdŵr and will be pivotal in offering high-quality education from within a short distance of pupils homes.

The milestone of breaking-ground is just the start of the developmental plans for Plasdŵr.  Plasdŵr is identified in Cardiff’s Local Development Plan as key to the city’s economic growth and up to 7,000 homes will be built over the next 20+ years at the site bordering Radyr, Fairwater, Pentrebane and St Fagans.  Cooke & Arkwright are representatives of the landowner for Plasdwr.

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