Retail and Leisure

Welsh retail and leisure property experts with a true local focus

  • Cardiff Property Award Winner 2020 Cooke & Arkwright

At Cooke & Arkwright, we support investors, owners and occupiers, retailers and developers in Cardiff, throughout Wales and beyond with specialist property services. Whether your requirements are in or out of town, we can give you the local insight and contacts you need to maximise the value of your retail and leisure investment.

Why choose Cooke & Arkwright?

  • The unique breadth and depth of our service offering allows us to give you the benefit of our experience in every retail centre in South Wales
  • We work closely with investors, landlords, developers and retailers who have selected us precisely because of our local expertise and experience in retail and leisure
  • No matter what size the project, our Director-led advice ensures you a personal, high quality and cost effective service.

How we can help you

  • Our services to the retail and leisure sector include:
  • Acquiring new retail units for retailers
  • Letting vacant retail units and selling shops for landlords
  • Managing retail properties, shopping centres and retail parks for landlords
  • Advising retailers on their service charge liability
  • Advising on retail developments and refurbishments
  • Advising on development funding
  • Acquiring and selling retail investments
  • Advising retailers on reducing their business rate liabilities
  • Advising retailers on fit out and dilapidations
  • Undertaking building surveys to advise landlords and occupiers on required maintenance to their premises
  • Valuing retail properties for secured lending purposes
  • Providing valuations for retailers for accounting purposes
  • Conducting rent reviews and lease renewals for occupiers and landlords.

Examples of our work

A small selection of our existing clients includes: DTZ Investors, Lasalle Investment Management, F&C Reit, Greggs, Starbucks, Hermes, Threadneedle, PMG, Rightacres, Queensberry, Mansford, APAM, Principality, Specsavers, WRU, Leekes, Valad and Scarborough.

Our clients employ us as their Welsh property specialists. Call one of our experts today to discuss how we can start helping you.

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