Monster award for Retail & Leisure team

3 September 2020
  • CoStar Quarterly winner Cooke & Arkwright Ben Davies
  • Ben Davies Cooke & Arkwright
  • Brew Monster Cardiff Bay Cooke & Arkwright
  • Brew Monster Cooke & Arkwright

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Cooke & Arkwright’s Retail & Leisure agency has been named a Q2 2020 CoStar Awards Quarterly Deals winner. The award, which is in recognition of the ‘expertise and dedication of the UK’s top agents every quarter’, named Ben Davies’ deal in leasing the ground floor of Ocean Buildings in Bute Crescent, Cardiff Bay to craft brewer, Brew Monster in May.

Commenting on the award, Ben said, “This is Brew Monster’s second Tap House in the Cardiff region and is a valuable addition to Mermaid Quay. It opened once restrictions were eased in August and has traded well, especially given the current circumstances this sector is subject to. Delighted to have won the award and secure a letting during the lockdown period.”

Brew Monster are on the hunt for similar opportunities in the south Wales region. Of particular interest are quirky/non-standard sites that may suit a taproom and bar. For further information on their requirement, please contact Ben Davies.

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.

The Welsh Rugby Union Limited, Welsh Rugby Union Group