Commercial Property Valuation

Harnessing our local property knowledge to provide insight on value and risk

  • Valuation Cooke & Arkwright
  • Valuation Cooke & Arkwright
  • Valuation Cooke & Arkwright

Based on our vast local experience, depth of knowledge and profile in the commercial and rural property markets in Wales, Cooke & Arkwright provides professional and independent valuation and consultancy advice to give you an accurate picture of asset worth.

Our knowledge flows from a long standing and deep rooted involvement in the market sectors in Wales, where our dedicated agency involvement covers all forms of commercial urban and rural property, whether held for owner occupation, as an investment for income producing purposes, or vacant surplus assets.

Why choose Cooke & Arkwright Commercial Property Valuation

  • As local specialists in Welsh property we have an unrivalled knowledge of local markets and areas not covered by many other agents
  • Our Director-led service ensures you benefit from the highest quality advice and direct contact with the team who have a thorough knowledge of your requirements
  • Supported by locally based occupational and investment agency teams, we give you valuable access to our local retail, office, industrial and rural agency teams who can provide you with the real-time knowledge of what is happening on the ground in the property market.

How we can help you

Our valuation and consultancy services include:

  • Portfolio asset valuations for financial statements, including depreciated replacement cost valuations, for the public and private sectors
  • Development appraisals to support grant applications
  • Taxation valuations
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders, with advice for local authorities and landowners
  • Acting as expert witnesses
  • Fire insurance valuations.

Examples of our work

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Asset valuations for major public bodies such as National Museum Wales, Sport Wales, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of South Wales, Swansea University, and other public bodies including Gwent Police and South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
  • Private sector valuation requirements for clients including Principality Building Society and Network Rail.

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