Property With The Wow Factor

If you are looking for some freehold offices not too far from the M23 and Gatwick airport this could be just the building for you. EBM House was originally designed by an architect for his own occupation but the last occupier was a photographer and the ground floor has some wonderful design features including imaginatively designed alcoves, lots of beams and attractive floors. It really needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.

It is just over 1,000 sq ft on the ground floor and above is a fully self-contained 1st floor suite which has magnificent views from the front picture windows across the Crawley Down cricket pitch. The 1st floor suite is 558 sq ft giving a total overall of 1,584 sq ft.

There is a really attractive brick pavioured car parking area to the front of the building which leads down the side to a rear car park and garden giving in total 5/6 car spaces. This could be all yours for £265,000 freehold with full vacant possession.

Must be this week’s special purchase.

Large Shop With Basement in Heathfield

Whilst it is sad to see Dim & Distant secondhand bookshop leave Heathfield High Street as they have decided not to renew their lease nonetheless it does present an excellent opportunity for another retailer. This is one of the larger shops on the south side of the High Street having a gross internal ground floor area of around 900 sq ft and has very good useful basement storage with some natural light from the rear. It is competitively priced at £12,500 pa and is very well worth while considering. Give us a call today to arrange to view.

Chambers of Commerce Meet with Planning Minister – 21/6

Lawson Commercial partner Chris Lawson was one of a team of five who met recently with Government Planning Minister Nick Boles together with Wealden MP Charles Hendry at Portcullis House opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. The team was representing Crowborough and Uckfield Chambers of Commerce and were there to put their concerns to the Planning Minister regarding the 7km Planning Rule which Wealden District Council have introduced as part of their Core Strategy. This Rule has already adversely affected both residential and commercial development in North Wealden. Chris Lawson has been protesting about this policy right from the start last year. It is definitely having an impact and the team were able to give the Minister and Charles Hendry some examples of businesses that are adversely affected by the new Rule and the impact it is going to have on the business community. The meeting was very positive and the Minister admitted that other councils in the U.K. were also using the Habitat Regulations to frustrate development but he said that the situation in Wealden is the most extreme example his Department have come across so far.

Pictured from the left are: Charles Hendry, Wealden M.P.; Chris Lawson of Lawson Commercial; Jeff Thomas of JMT Planning;  Andy Stevens of AS Planning; Nick Boles, Government Planning Minister; David Marshall, President of Uckfield Chamber of Commerce; Jeremy Woolger, President of Crowborough Chamber of Commerce.

Cost Effective Refurbished 1st Floor Offices In Crowborough

If you are looking for a good 1st floor suite of offices that represent very good value for money, being well decorated and ready to move into straight away, than Suite 6 in April Court, Jarvis Brook may be the answer for you. This is a really good light airy suite with 7 spacious rooms, one or two of which would make good training rooms. In total there is some 1,555 sq ft of office space with 2 separate stores one of which would convert well into a comms room having a patch panel in it. In total there is 1,729 sq ft and this self-contained suite is served by a central corridor with 4 offices to the front and 3 to the rear. In the middle the corridor widens out to provide quite a useful area for customer waiting with room for a couple of sofas and perhaps a coffee station. Alternatively it could be useful for a copier as there are power points in this area.

The Landlords have their own legal agreement for up to a 5 year term which means you can have a letting here very quickly. The suite has new carpets and new suspended ceilings having inset lights. There is also a door entry phone system.

It is available at a rent which equates to just over £7 per sq ft which is not expensive in today’s market and is on an internal repairing basis. There is a service charge which includes not only general maintenance including the roof but also a contribution to water rates, communal electricity, drainage, window cleaning, internal cleaning and landscaping and which is just over £1,200 a quarter for 2013. There are 4 car parking spaces to the side of the building but hey are quite deep so you could park cars behind one another and get up to 8 cars in this locality.

So well worth viewing.


In The Motor Trade Or Needing B2 Use And Require A Small Unit?

If so why not take a look at 4 Beacon Business Unit in Crowborough. It has been successful for the previous occupier who started his motor repair business in this Unit and has grown it so well that he has moved out into larger premises. It is just over 1,000 sq ft on the ground floor with a mezzanine which is partly used for some very useful storage and also has an L-shaped office ideal for doing that essential paperwork.

The new terms on this Unit reflect the current market so a short sublease is available expiring in April 2017 at a subsidised rent of £7,000 pa which could suit many businesses. It represents very good value for a Unit of this size.

Although the planning consent (B2) is personal to the current leaseholder it should be possible to transfer this to somebody else although it might require a further planning application to remove the personal restriction.

Why not give us a call for full details and to arrange a viewing.

Delightful Bijou Office

Are you tired of working at home and would you like your first proper office? Well we have got the answer for you. A delightful single storey office with car parking, well fitted out and available at just over £100 a week on a short lease basis. – and you are only responsible for internal repairs. It has got a very low rateable value of only £2,700 so if you are a new business you may be able to get a hefty discount if not a rates free period. So an economic Unit to have in a delightful location in Glynde village affording easy access to Lewes via the A27 which is only a short distance away. Well worth viewing.

Workshop/Store With Air Conditioned Offices Close Ringmer

Does your business need quite a high office content but still require some storage? Then this could be the building to solve your space requirements. The building itself is little more than a year old and offers 794 sq ft of very useful storage/workshop facility having an eaves height of 17’3”. This directly connects with offices which have their own entrance and which are arranged on both ground & 1st floors together with the benefit of air conditioning. The whole building is constructed to the latest insulation standards and has full uPVC double glazing throughout, a smoke detection system, emergency lighting and is fully alarmed. Overall there is 2,393 sq ft which is available on a new lease at only £14,500 pa. The property is well located for easy access to Lewes via Ringmer or down to Halland and the A22 Uckfield/Eastbourne road. Those who like a spot of chinese food will welcome the close proximity of the well know The Wok restaurant which is within walking distance.

Calling All Small Businesses / Start Ups

If you are a small business or just starting up and you want a small office we have got the solution for you in April Court at Jarvis Brook, Crowborough. There are 3 ground floor semi serviced suites with car parking available, the smallest being a 1 room suite of 122 sq ft. There are also two 2 room suites, one of 421 sq ft and the other of 339 sq ft. The cheapest is £155 per calendar month + vat whilst the most expensive is £375 per calendar month + vat.

These are really good smart office suites, fully decorated, heated, carpeted and ready for immediate occupation. The landlord has his own legal agreement for a term of 1 year or up to 5 years and you are only responsible for internal repairs. The service charge element of your monthly payment takes care of the rest.

Because these are small starter units the rateable values are very low and it may well be that you can benefit from the Government’s Small Business Rate Relief scheme whereby you can receive 100% rates relief at least until March 2014. Check with Wealden District Council to see if you qualify.

There is vat on the monthly payment and there is not much we can do about that but if you are vat-registered you can claim it back. Why not give us a call and arrange a viewing.