Cooke and Arkwright appointed to Friars Walk
Cardiff-headquartered Cooke and Arkwright has been appointed as the new retail letting agent for Newport's Friars Walk development.
It is the third letting agent working on the scheme, along with Lunson Mitchenall and Strutt and Parker, and was appointed by Queensberry Real Estate.
Stuart Harris, commercial director and co-founder of Queensberry Real Estate, said: "It is really important for us to use local companies where possible and bringing Cooke and Arkwright into the scheme adds another dimension to potential retailers."
Huw Thomas, director at Cooke and Arkwright, said: "Friars Walk will contribute significantly to the ongoing regeneration and revitilisation of Newport city centre and will create a shopping and leisure environment which the local Newport and surrounding population will be proud of."
Construction of Friars Walk, which will comprise 390,000 sq ft of retail space anchored by Debenhams, is underway. It is currently 60 per cent let and is due to open in autumn 2015.