Reflections in space

Major overhaul upgrades firm's offices

26 July 2016

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Visitors to Cooke & Arkwright’s offices in Cardiff are being greeted with a brand new reception area and adjacent meeting rooms that are almost unrecognisable from the previous space. We have just completed a major overhaul which has transformed the entrance area and created a suite of new offices.

The whole space has been redesigned and refurbished with glass partitions replacing the former walls, new flooring, recessed lighting and a sleek, modern reception desk. 

Chairman Michael Lawley comments, “We were keen to upgrade the space to follow on from earlier refurbishment of the rear stairwells, toilet and kitchen facilities.

“We are all delighted with the results and feedback from clients and staff has been extremely positive. The space appears larger, lighter and very contemporary, reflecting on where we stand as a leading property business in Wales.”

The disposal of 120,000 square feet on the Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate was a particularly satisfying task. The building had been rebuilt following fire damage, and Jeremy Symons and his team were successful in identifying a nearby purchaser looking to expand. The sale price, at £4,000,000, represented a record sale price for a property of this nature in the area, and with great tenacity and endeavour was completed in a timely fashion. An excellent result.

Richard Hayward, Richard Hayward Properties