Indie designer brand expands in Cardiff

Cutting edge lifestyle brand sets up creative studio lab

29 June 2016

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Cooke & Arkwright’s Business Space team have let a prominent showroom building off Newport Road to fast-growing independent clothing and footwear designer brand, Other Clothing UK Ltd. The cutting-edge menswear and urban lifestyle brand has taken almost 7,600 sq ft at Units 1 and 2 in Dominions Way Business Park, formerly occupied by Mandarin Stone.

Other Clothing, which also has a flagship store in the centre of Cardiff at 15-17 High Street Arcade will use the new premises as a creative studio-lab where it will develop new styles including the introduction of its British-made footwear. Nearby occupiers include Comet, Argus, Mothercare and Dunelm.

Tim Lawley, Associate with Cooke & Arkwright said, “The building occupies an excellent position visible from Newport Road and fronting to the main spine road. It perfectly suited the team at Other, providing them with the space to develop their original and innovative fashion collections.

“It's great to see a local company doing well and requiring new premises to assist its expansion. We wish them every success with their future development.”

Other Clothing has enjoyed steady growth since its inception in Ystrad Mynach in 2012 by Nicolas and Mia Davey.

Cooke & Arkwright have been providing rating valuation advice to The Welsh Rugby Union Limited (“WRU”) and Millennium Stadium plc for many years. They were recently successful in achieving substantial reductions in the assessments of the Millennium Stadium, covering both the 2005 and 2010 rating list. These negotiated reductions yielded savings of c.£3.5m which, crucially, allows the WRU to re-invest in rugby throughout Wales. They advise the WRU across the group portfolio including the National Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan. The valuation issues across the WRU portfolio are complex requiring a high level of understanding of the funding and finances of professional sport in Wales. Cooke & Arkwright’s experience and understanding of these issues and application to the rating valuation have yielded these substantial negotiated reductions. The WRU and the Millennium Stadium entrust our work to organisations with the required levels in experience and expertise in dealing with these complex issues. I am glad to say we have this expertise in Wales. I would have no hesitation in recommending ratepayers making use of this Welsh based expertise.

Steve Phillips, Group Finance Director, Welsh Rugby Union Group