Despite the lockdown we are still doing deals on commercial buildings with 3 industrial units let recently. Unit 1 Riverside on the Bellbrook Business Park in Uckfield has just been let to a business from Chailey who are expanding. The unit comprises 1,070 sq ft on the ground floor with a small amount of office and storage at 1st floor giving an overall area of 1,703 sq ft. It was let at close to the asking rent of £12,000 pa with only a very short rent free period.
Unit 3 Riverside has also been let recently to a local business also expanding. That is a unit of 1,041 sq ft with no mezzanine floor and was let on asking terms again with a very short rent free period.
In addition 11 Knights Business Centre on the Squires Farm Industrial Estate at Palehouse Common on the outskirts of Uckfield has been let to a new business specialising in food ingredients. It is already an online business with a very strong presence and now needs bricks and mortar premises to trade from. The unit is some 1,520 sq ft and was let at close to the asking rent of £12,500 pa.
Despite all the economic doom and gloom in the media currently there are plenty of entrepreneurs in the marketplace seeing new opportunities and possibilities and seeking premises. Our office is open and we are receiving enquiries on a daily basis and would be pleased to hear from anyone who has a commercial building that needs a new occupier. Maybe it is now too big or too small. We are practising Government recommended guidelines and are happy to meet and talk following these protocols.
Give us a call today.
Lawson Commercial have let a small industrial unit in the Millbrook Business Park off Sybron Way, Crowborough.
Unit 7 had a ground floor area of just over 1,100 sq ft with some useful 1st floor offices/storage giving a total of 1,935 sq ft overall. The unit had been rewired and had the roof overhauled so presented as a good, smart unit.
It has been let to a local Crowborough business who was expanding and intends to use the property for storage and distribution. In these difficult trading conditions we are pleased than someone is planning for their future and committed to these premises allowing them to expand their existing business.
Despite the lockdown we have been receiving a number of enquiries on a daily basis, mostly for small industrial units of which there is a huge shortage throughout the East Sussex area. We would thus welcome anyone who has got a vacant small unit as we have waiting applicants.
Sax House, one of the most prominent buildings in the Farningham Road Industrial Estate in Crowborough, has now been let.
The building was formerly used as offices and distribution centre for the UK Saxophone Company. They have moved their showroom facility to London but have retained an online distribution warehouse elsewhere in Jarvis Brook.
There was huge interest in this building of just over 5,600 sq ft from a variety of businesses all local. We received several proposals including one for the freehold but at the end of the day the building has been successfully let to local business FTI Ltd.
Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market a 4,000 sq ft warehouse including some mezzanine space and ideal for short term storage at the Old Cement Works in South Heighton, Newhaven.
This is a good opportunity for a business with a requirement for short storage as the building can be rented on an annual basis although the Landlords would prefer to do a 3 year term. They also have their own agreement so it can be set up very quickly. Sign up, pay a months rent in advance plus a deposit and the keys can be yours.
So ideal in these difficult trading times with no need to wait for weeks while solicitors are involved. Another big benefit is that the Landlords will be responsible for external maintenance so with the tenant only having to maintain the internal surfaces of the building. What is there not to like.? Available at £1,585 per calendar month with no VAT and possibly little or no business rates to pay.
The premises are currently empty and ready for immediate occupation. Call now to arrange a viewing.
With the lockdown due to continue for a few weeks more it does give businesses an opportunity to find time to plan for the future when the lockdown is finally lifted.
We at Lawson Commercial have a great selection of properties available so do visit our website. We are continuing to market properties and are still receiving new enquiries every day. We are happy to arrange viewings taking into account sensible precautions on distancing.
If you are thinking of marketing your commercial premises do get in touch so we that we can have everything organised for a big push once lockdown is lifted. We are happy to visit your premises with the right precautions.
In these difficult times it is important to remain positive about the future. We believe that there there will be a significant surge in activity once restrictions are lifted and many good business opportunities so do contact us either via email or phone.
We are here and ready to talk to you if you need advice or just a chat about possibilities.
In the meantime keep safe.
In accordance with Government requirements we have closed the office at The Granary. Partners Chris and Julia continue to run the business from Home helped by Toffee and Cleo.
An additional member of staff is giving valuable assistance in the Home Office in the form of Kassie – ready to provide a purrrfect service – and well versed in an office desk routine.
For any commercial property matters you can still contact us. You can call the main office number or alternatively ring 01825 732662, our dedicated home office line. Our email addresses are all still functioning and being monitored:
Please bear with us if there is a delay in responding.
Despite the impact Coronavirus is having on business and life generally the market does carry on and there is a need to remain positive.
It is important to remember that over 98% of people survive this virus. We are still receiving enquiries for commercial properties although admittedly the volume is well down. We are still using common sense to do viewings for people who are interested in taking new premises or putting their existing property on the market. There are some very good opportunities in the marketplace both on a rental and particularly a freehold basis which don’t often become available.
Don’t let the doom & gloom which is portrayed daily in the media drive us into despair. That is not the British way. We need to remain positive and optimistic in these difficult times. So wash your hands, have a cup of tea, then wash your hands again!
At Lawson Commercial we are available to discuss any property requirements and to help with appraisals for those contemplating marketing their existing premises or just to discuss options. Our professional team is ready to help with any lease renewals or rent reviews and are always pleased to speak to anyone needing a professional surveyor for help with their commercial property management.
Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market a town centre office in the imposing building known as Post Office House.
This is a second floor suite of some 500 sq ft ideal for a small business. It also benefits from 1 car space in the rear car park.
The Landlord has his own licence so signing up can be done quickly. Available at a very competitive rent of £500 per calendar month and, if this is your only commercial premises, you will probably not have to pay any business rates.
A fully fitted, well modernised, 40 seat restaurant has just become available in Hartfield Road, Forest Row.
The premises are ready for immediate trading as the lease is being sold to include all fixtures and fittings including fully equipped kitchen and all tables, chairs, cutlery etc.
This restaurant would be ideal for a wide variety of cuisines and particularly Italian which isn’t currently represented in Forest Row providing a unique opportunity.
The property is just under 900 sq ft with approx. 40 covers. It comes with a 1-bedroomed self-contained flat and a car parking space. It is held on a 20 year lease expiring in 2037 at £26,500 pa.
For a quick sale offers in the region of £55,000 are being sought for the lease, fixtures & fittings. Well worth viewing so call us today.
In our fourth video with property tips on renting commercial premises Chris Lawson talks about why location is key. Is it the right spot for your business?
It is important, whether you are a retailer, service supplier or manufacturer, to know your location. You need to do your research and have a good look round the area.
View the competition and see if there is a gap in the market you can fill.
As aways we are happy for you to give us a call if you would like to discuss any aspect in more detail or have any concerns.
Look out for the next video in our Helpful Tips series following shortly. This series of videos can all be accessed via the Property Tips link on our website Home page as well as on Facebook, LInkedIn, Twitter and the Lawson Commercial YouTube channel.