Wonderful Opportunity – Heart Of Ashdown Forest

Lawson Commercial are now marketing a former chapel right in the heart of Ashdown Forest.

Forest Hall in Nutley is a delightful former chapel that ceased operation in 2019 but has been well maintained and would lend itself ideally for someone who wants a small workshop or possibly an office. It includes an attractive hall with vaulted ceiling, a kitchen & cloakroom accommodation, some 823 sq ft in total with gas central heating + a small garden.

Planning for residential conversion has already been refused on appeal.

The freehold is for sale at £200,000.

New Tenant Found For 8 Riverside, Uckfield

Following the very successful sale of 8 Riverside on the Bellbrook Business Estate at Uckfield Lawson Commercial have quickly found a tenant for these premises. It was only on the market to let for a little over a week and several applications were received for the Landlord to consider.

This small modern industrial unit comprises just over 1,000 sq ft on the ground floor with storage and offices at 1st floor of a further 979 sq ft. It has been let for a term of 5 years at the asking rent of £18,000 pa.

The premises have been let to IQ Glass who are a specialist architectural and structural glazing company. This is their 5th office/workshop/store and is to supply the southern region. They specialise in structural glass design and installation pioneering architectural glass technology including frameless structural glass assemblies such as frameless balustrades, structural glass roof & floors, curved glass and glass extensions.  We are delighted to welcome a new business to join the Uckfield business community and one which is highly specialised in technology leading industry.

Acknowledging The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To acknowledge the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lawson Commercial have decorated the area outside their office in Cornford’s Yard just off the High Street in Uckfield.

A flag with a picture of the Queen adorns the wall leading down to the High Street and
bunting has been strung along the wall and around the building.


We see this as a truly momentous occasion that we should celebrate and not something that we will see again in our lifetimes. The Queen has given tremendous service to the Country over very many years and she and the Royal Family are a great asset to the UK. She deserves our thanks and celebration for what she has done so we have done our small bit towards this.

Chamber Long Service Award

At the May Bimonthly Chamber of Commerce meeting last week President Gary King presented Lawson Commercial partner Chris Lawson with an engraved salver in recognition of his 30 years service to the Chamber.

During that time Chris has served 6 times as President, more times than anyone else certainly since 1960. He finally retired from the Executive committee at the recent 2022 AGM.

Chris said he felt the role of the Chamber to promote business in the Town and surrounding area was extremely important and was he very proud of several significant issues that the Chamber had tackled during the terms of his presidencies.

Modern offices with stores + good car parking.

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market some surplus space at 12 Horsted Square comprising modern offices with stores and having good car parking.

The unit is centre terrace with good access both front and rear and including twin loading doors. It lends itself to a modern business requiring office facilities & storage/light manufacturing space.

There is just over 3,000 sq ft on 2 floors + 11 car spaces, all available on a new lease at a rent of £28,500 pa.

Former Phillips Mans Shop Let In Crowborough

Lawson Commercial have let the former Phillips Mans shop in The Broadway , Crowborough lying between The Health & Beauty Studio and the new offices for Crowborough police.

This spacious ground floor lockup shop having an overall area of just under 800 sq ft has been let to Uckfield estate agents Peter Oliver Homes for their Crowborough facility. They are currently fitting out and hope to open shortly.

We were very happy to help a local business expand and Peter Oliver have earned themselves an enviable reputation for their business in Uckfield which they hope to repeat in Crowborough.

Imposing Headquarters Office Building To Let

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market Tribune House, an imposing headquarters office building on Bell Lane in Uckfield.

The property comprises just under 11,000 sq ft on 2 floors with 50 car spaces on 3 sides. It is unusual for a building of this size to come to the market and be so close to the town centre being within walking distance of the shops, train station & bus services.

The space is well specified with suspended ceilings, gas central heating and air conditioning. and would be ideal for a large open plan operation.

A new 10 year lease is available at rent of £100,000 pa + vat. A freehold sale could be considered.

Warehouse Let In Shortgate

Lawson Commercial have let industrial warehouse premises at Shortgate on The Broyle between Halland and Ringmer.

This modern building of just under 5,000 sq ft with 2 electric roller shutter doors and an additional yard area of some 1,500 sq ft has been acquired by Addagrip Terraco who have substantial manufacturing premises on Bell Lane in Uckfield.They have acquired this unit for additional warehouse accommodation to supply their manufacturing base in Uckfield.

We are very pleased to have been able to assist an established vibrant local business expand. The company have taken a new 5 year lease at a rent of just under £40,000 pa.

Lawson Commercial Sponsor Times of Tunbridge Wells Business Awards

Lawson Commercial were one of the sponsors for the Times of Tunbridge Wells 2022 Business Award the ceremony for which took place last week at the Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells.

Lawson Commercial sponsored the Young Business Person of the Year which was one of 10 categories. The finalists were Oliver Corkery of Corkery Outdoors, Joseph Trinder of Gorringes Chattel Auction House and Jack Sales of TN Accounting. The winner was Oliver Corkery to whom we offer our congratulations.

It was a very well attended event with over 200 attendees at the gala black tie dinner which was hosted by TV star Eamonn Holmes. Other categories included amongst others Family Business of the Year, Outstanding Business of the Year, Best in Food & Drink and Entrepreneur of the Year.

The judges were Jo James, Chief Executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Darren Austin, a director of accountancy firm Synergee and Tom Dawlings, Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Lawson Commercial were very pleased to be involved in this most successful Even

Smart Office Suite To Let – Uckfield

A smart ground & 1st floor office suite is available at Horsted Square in Uckfield.

The suite comprises just under 1,500 sq ft overall with easy access to the bypass and with plenty of car parking available.

The premises are well fitted throughout including LED lighting and air conditioning and are available on a new lease at a rent of £15,000 pa.