Major new city centre premises acquired for Cardiff University

One of largest city centre lettings this year

8 June 2016
  • Acquired for Cardiff University by Cooke & Arkwright, Friary House front view
  • Acquired for Cardiff University by Cooke & Arkwright, Friary House rear view

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Cooke & Arkwright has secured new offices for Cardiff University at Friary House, in one of the largest city centre lettings this year. The University has taken three floors - totalling 29,000 sq ft - in Friary House on Greyfriars Road, for a combination of administration and teaching uses.

The premises will house new studio space for the University’s School of Architecture as well as provide space for professional services staff.

Surrounded by a mixture of uses, including offices, hotels, residential and retail, Friary House is an eight-storey building arranged over basement, ground and eight upper floors. The basement, ground and first floor of the building are occupied by Tiger Tiger.

Ben Bolton, Director at Cooke & Arkwright, said: “We were pleased to advise Cardiff University to acquire 29,000 sq ft at Friary House. The brief was to find cost-effective central space for teaching and administration near to existing University buildings, so Friary House was an ideal fit in the right location.

“We’re still actively working with the University to secure a new home for the School of Journalism of approximately 40,000 sq ft.”
 

Cooke & Arkwright have been providing Newport City Council with rating advice for over 20 years. Andrew, Jane and Huw provide a personal and professional service and have an excellent knowledge of the Council’s assets which has enabled the Council to achieve substantial rate savings. A useful service offered is the status report which provides us with a snapshot of what appeals have been made and appeals outstanding throughout the life of the List. I would recommend Cooke & Arkwright Rating Services to any company wishing to procure up-to-date and professional rating advice.

Eirian Jones, Estates Team Leader, Newport Norse