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

28 February 2023

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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.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin