Marine and Coastal

Managing the foreshore for the realm

With our unrivalled knowledge of the Welsh property market, Cooke & Arkwright provides insightful advice on commercial and residential developments around the coast of Wales. About 70% of the coastline is owned by The Crown Estate, for whom the firm acts as Managing Agents.

Why choose Cooke & Arkwright

  • With our Welsh base and contacts across the marine sector forged through many years of experience, we are able to provide you with specialist and strategic advice to realise the maximum potential of your marine portfolio
  • We are experts in commercial leases and rental negotiations to bring you the best results
  • We advise on the complex arrangements involved with mixed development schemes and renewable energy projects.

How we can help you

Our services include:

  • Marine estate management
  • Quality advice on a wide range of development opportunities
  • Negotiation of leases for major infrastructure projects
  • Advice on leisure uses and nature conservation
  • Advice on disposals for mixed use development including housing
  • Commercial lettings and sales.

Examples of our work include

  • Management of The Crown Estate coastal portfolio around Wales
  • Negotiation of regulating leases with local authorities
  • Negotiation of leases for major energy and infrastructure projects with international companies
  • Stewardship schemes with community organisations
  • Marina leases and mooring licences with clubs and societies.

If you are proposing a development or use of the foreshore or seabed, please contact us at Cooke & Arkwright and we can guide you on the best way forward.

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