Drastic £75,000 Reduction

The part possession investment Parade Radio just off the High Street in Uckfield has been drastically reduced by £75,000 to encourage an early sale.

This is a fascinating property with considerable potential. It includes a vacant shop at the front of some 1,285 sq ft which could be ideal for conversion or office use. There are also self-contained 1st floor offices providing income.

In addition there is a 3-bedroomed cottage let under a registered tenancy. The total income from these two lettings is £10,800 per annum with potential to improve. Finally there are 2 detached garages which are also currently vacant useful for storage and with possible potential to convert.

So an interesting opportunity for an investor/developer or even an owner occupier who is looking for somewhere to establish a business. There is good flexibility and now priced for a quick deal.

20,000 sq ft Now Available on Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield

Following  the relocation of well know local company Waremoss to their new headquarters building at Westminster House in Bolton Close Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market their old premises known as 6A & B Bolton Close which offer just under 20,000 sq ft of accommodation right on the Bellbrook Business Park in Uckfield.

This comprises two buildings on a site of just under an acre. The main warehouse, 6B, is just under 13,000 sq ft with an office extension of just over 2,000 sq ft. 6A is a former showroom with adjoining offices which were previously workshops and would reconvert to that use quite readily plus a temporary office pod of just under 5,000 sq ft in total.

It is quite unusual for substantial accommodation such as this to come onto the open market and already we are receiving strong interest. The buildings are available on a freehold basis with vacant possession throughout for £1.8 million. Alternatively they are available to rent for £135,000 per annum. The owners have indicated that they are prepared to consider letting the two buildings separately and if someone is looking for a warehouse of around 10,000 sq ft with ancillary offices 6B could well suit.

Give us a call for more information and to view.

Local Barber Moves To New Premises.

We are pleased to report that we have let the former Rose & Olive Tearooms at 156 High Street, Uckfield to well know local barber Jordan Thompson who has relocated from 93 High Street to set up Trend in these new premises.

Jordan already has a strong professional following and the new shop is larger and more centrally located. This former tearooms comprises a shop of just under 400 sq ft with a useful rear office/store of a further 90 sq ft together with a very well fitted lower ground floor previously used as a staff and function rooms of just under 600 sq ft.  Jordan has plans to use the extra space to provide other complementary services in due course.

We are always very pleased to help a local business person branch out into new business premises.

Industrial Unit With Large Yard To Let

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market an industrial unit with large yard on the Shortgate Industrial Park on The Broyle close to the Halland A22 junction.


The building is just under 3,000 sq ft and would be useful for storage, offices or workshop purposes. Adjoining is an ~8,000 sq ft yard.

This is part gravelled and part concrete and provides very useful outside storage as well as being ideal for parking vehicles or containers depending upon an occupier’s requirements. This would be ideal for someone needing outside storage such as scaffolding companies, builders, van hire companies etc

The premises are available on a new lease at a rent of £31,000 pa.

The existing occupier is moving to new larger purpose-built premises.

Another Successful Crowborough Summer Fun Day

Lawson Commercial were delighted to support and sponsor yet another successful Crowborough Chamber of Commerce Summer Fun Day last Saturday 1st June which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

It is amazing that this fantastic event is organised each year basically by just 4 people particularly Jeremy and Claire Woolger, respectively the President and Secretary of Crowborough Chamber. Well done once again to them and to the volunteers who turned up to help on the day.

With the centre of the Town being closed for the day to traffic, there were some 48 stalls along the High Street and up Croft Road and The Broadway, mainly showcasing local businesses and organisations, plus a French market. 

As well as a bouncy castle, Punch & Judy and face painting for the kids there was live entertainment throughout the day from a variety of singers and bands.

Collection buckets were placed around the area to raise money for Clued Up, an information shop for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. They provide advice and information on any subject, including; education, training and employment, sex and relationships, family problems, justice and equality, health, housing and welfare, money, sport, leisure and travel, mental health and depression, bullying, alcohol and drug awareness, as well as counselling and liaising with other agencies

A very enjoyable day and once again the weather was kind. Jeremy obviously has good connections!

Post Office & Stores For Sale In Uckfield

The owners of the Ridgewood Post Office & Stores in Lewes Road, Uckfield have decided to retire and have put their business up for sale. Not only does the sale include some 500 sq ft of shop and store but also a delightful 3-bedroomed  cottage with conservatory and garden.

The property is really a mini convenience store with the benefit of a post office outlet. It is in an unrivalled position as, already in a good residential area,  it is going to be the closest shop to the new Ridgewood Farm residential development where a 1,000 new houses are due to be constructed. Wimpey are already building the first 250 homes and there will be a direct access from that development to Lewes Road close to these premises.

There has reputably been a post office and general store on this site for over a hundred years and the current owners have owned and run the business very successfully for over 30 years. Full information regarding turnover is available together with accounts to seriously interested parties. In addition to the post office the mini convenience store includes a Lottery outlet, off-licence, agency for Pipers News, coffee machine, photocopying facility and a wide variety of locally sourced goods such as bread, pies, fruit & vegetables.

This is a really first class business opportunity for an owner occupier with a family. The price is £480,000 for the freehold to include the business with stock at valuation.

For full information contact Lawson Commercial.

The Lawson Family Attend The Heathfield Show

Heathfield Show which took place last Saturday is a proper agricultural in the traditional sense and always attracts a large crowd including the Lawson Family.  The weather was kind this year being dry and reasonably warm without being too hot.

The High Weald is well known for the diversity of its landscape, crafts, food stuffs and expertise passed from generation to generation and this show is a fitting showcase. There are competitive classes for sheep, cows, pigs and horses with even an insight into bygone times with carriage classes and ladies side saddle.

The show also includes several demonstrations of country pursuits including falconry, gun dogs and the traditional parade of fox hounds.

There were over 200 trade stands, a farmers market and a kids funfair much enjoyed by our young grandson who wanted a go on everything.

He also enjoyed the Shetland pony Grand National and especially the big attraction this year which was the Monster Trucks.

Lets Do Some Damage.


A really good family fun day out with so much to do.

Unit Let In Apex Park, Hailsham

Lawson Commercial have relocated a metal fabrication company, originally based in Eastbourne, to new larger premises on the Apex Park Estate in Diplocks Way, Hailsham.

Their new unit is one of the front units on this Estate which has a gross internal ground floor area of just over 2,500 sq ft and because of its height has a 1st & 2nd floor internally which can be used for a mixture of production, storage and offices.

In total the building is just over 4,500 sq ft.

We were very pleased to attract a business from outside the Wealden area to relocate to this estate.

More Shops Required

Despite the media attention on the dire state of High Streets and the well reported problems for stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams, Chris Lawson, partner of Lawson Commercial, reports High Streets in the Wealden towns are bucking the trend. He reported that both Uckfield High Street shops which Lawson Commercial have recently been marketing had quickly found occupiers.

The former Rose & Olive Teashop has now been let to a local Uckfield business which is relocating within the Town to larger and more prominent position and a letting of the former Fluffy Side Up shop is well advanced.  In Crowborough the former Your Move estate agency premises is now under offer. Following their successful letting of the former Steamer Trading premises in Station Approach, Heathfield Lawson Commercial would particularly like more shops in Heathfield.

Chris Lawson went on to speculate that perhaps one of the reasons for the apparent success of Wealden towns in having few empty shops could be the fact they all enjoy free car parking.  There is good demand across the area currently with a wide variety of local retailers who see opportunities in the challenging marketplace. Lawson Commercial would welcome hearing from any existing retailer who is looking to move or any Landlord who is seeking good reliable tenants. Call Lawson Commercial on 01825 764488 for a free appraisal.

Last Remaining Sites For Sale – Maresfield

Following the completion of the sale of Site 9.2 to a local Sussex-based engineering company, only 3 sites remain available of the original 10. at Ashdown Business Park, Maresfield.

The sites between the new Premier Inn/Costa Coffee site and the John Lewis depot remain available and are likely to be combined giving a total of some 2.65 acres. There is planning consent for a new industrial building of just under 40,000 st ft together with a 2-storey office building of 10,000 sq ft. but the Vendors would consider offers involving alternative schemes. This area, owing to its prominent position, would actually lend itself very well to some form of quasi retail operation.

The other site that remains available is Site 10 lying opposite the lake. It has planning consent for four B1 light industrial units with offices occupying an area of 0.75 acres but again alternative schemes may well be possible.

The Ashdown Business Park dedicated website has been completely redesigned and includes new photos plus plans and elevation drawings for which planning has already been granted.

Visit www.ashdownbusinesspark.com. or www.lawsoncommercial.co.uk.