Utilities and Energy

Providing the right property advice to power your investment

Property is playing an increasing role in meeting the growing energy needs of our world. We are also experts in advising utilities companies on wayleaves and easements over private land and are retained by Welsh Water to provide land agency services. At Cooke & Arkwright, we offer landowners and operators a unique skill set supported by unrivalled local knowledge and expertise, providing reliable, up to the minute, practical advice on potential energy uses, including wind and solar, in Wales.

Why use Cooke & Arkwright

Our extensive work in the utilities and energy property sector puts us in the best position to advise you on using land for energy purposes:

  • The breadth and depth of services we provide has given us an unrivalled expertise - we have the skill to guide you though a complicated process
  • We have an extensive network of contacts within this sector in Wales who we work closely with to ensure you the best results from your project
  • 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 utilities and energy sector include:

  • Acquiring sites for utilities and energy providers
  • Disposing of surplus non-operational land
  • Acquiring sites for infrastructure
  • Negotiating leasing arrangements and rents for telecom masts
  • Advising landowners on the development of wind and solar farms on their land
  • Introducing landowners to proven renewable energy developers
  • Negotiating option agreements for renewable energy schemes
  • Identifying energy sector property investments for institutional clients
  • Advising wind and solar farm operators on business rate liabilities
  • Handling valuation and compensation claims in connection with utilities work
  • Handling valuations of impact of renewable energy schemes
  • Negotiating wayleaves and easements over private land.

Examples of our work

A small selection of our existing clients include: Welsh Water, Welsh Government and Plymouth Estate.

Find out more about how we can put our property expertise to work for you. Call one of our experts today to discuss how we can start helping you.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin