Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market the Old Dairy on the Straight Half Mile at Maresfield. The buildings have been refurbished and it comprises a very useful single story office building of just over 500 sq ft together with a modern 4 year old warehouse of 1,800 sq ft having an electric roller shutter door. Between the two buildings is a useful small yard/compound ideal for secure parking or open storage. There is also a canopy. Planning consent has recently been granted for removing 2 old cold stores under the canopy and replacing them with 2 large containers although this has not been implemented.
This provides an excellent opportunity for a business that requires some premises with a bit of storage, an office and some outside parking or storage. The property is available on a new lease at £15,000 pa.. Why not call us to view?
Lawson Commercial have just been asked to find a new tenant for a little shop towards the top end of Uckfield High Street which has a little under 300 sq ft of sales area and is certainly very bijou. Interestingly it is available on pretty much an all inclusive basis. The rent of £7,500 pa covers not just rent but also includes electricity + contributions to building insurance, water rates and external maintenance. The landlords are proposing to have a separate rating assessment for this shop but, for another £2,500 pa the rent could also include business rates. This presents an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to test a retail idea, probably one which involves selling quite small items, as these are very reasonably priced premises with relatively fixed costs.
Lawson Commercial have let the former Money Matters shop at 102 High Street, Uckfield. This 500 sq ft shop with basement storage benefitted from an office use and has been let to a local Uckfield-based charity called World on Fire Mission. It is to be used as an administration and advice centre for this charity promoting religious teaching led by Reverend Neba and his wife. It was interesting to come across a charity based only in Uckfield and although technically it will be a charity shop it is more about being an advice centre than selling goods so benefitting from the office use.
The Ashdown Business Park, proposed at the junction of the A272 with the A22 at Maresfield took a major step forward last week. After many years of protracted negotiations, Summerthorne Estates were finally able to exchange contracts on the last remaining part to put the entire site in their ownership. This will be first time in some 40 years the site has been in one ownership. The Business Park is just under 34 acres in total of which 10.2 acres is the woodland of Calves Shaw. Simultaneously with the acquisition of the final part planning permission has been granted for light industrial and office development. Some 14 acres will be developed producing approximately 240,000 sq ft.
This is an important milestone and is strategically very important for job creation in North Wealden. It is the first time since the late 1980s there has been any land available for business development with the benefit of planning consent. For those businesses that want to stay in the Wealden area or even move into the area and acquire their own site for development this is an excellent opportunity.Lawson Commercial partner Chris Lawson was part of the original negotiating team as has been retained to market the site for the future.