Demand for freehold premises has been extremely strong in the first few months of 2015. We are pleased to offer MMG House which has just become available as the owners are moving to new larger premises elsewhere in Crowborough. The property comprises a detached building with a frontage to Crowborough Hill being only a few yards away from the junction with Beeches Road and there is parking front and rear. The property is particularly attractive and well fitted comprising some 1,450 sq ft on 2 floors. It is available at a competitive price of £186,500 freehold with full vacant possession.
Following receipt of instructions to act for an LPA Receiver in the sale of office premises created at Ringles Place in Ringles Cross, Uckfield, Lawson Commercial have sold a most attractive 800 sq ft office building.This delightful ground floor office suite, with its double glazed leaded light windows and minimalist interior, proved so popular that we had more than one potential buyer and went to best bids. A price was achieved in excess of £150,000. The offices have been acquired by a marketing and design company from Heathfield. This highlights the strong demand for freehold premises which we saw at the end of 2014 and which has continued to grow in the first part of 2015. There is a considerable shortage of freehold shops, offices and warehouses available for this market which remains buoyant.
Acting for Goldsmith & Allcorn, the local Vauxhall dealer, Lawson Commercial have sold their Heathfield site to a London-based developers. Following the grant of planning permission the existing buildings totalling some 10,000 sq ft are to be demolished and in their place will be a new supermarket for Waitrose. We are very pleased that we have been able to attract Waitrose to Heathfield and are sure they will be a great benefit to the Town. We were able to achieve a significantly higher price than if the premises had been sold for a conventional motor dealership/repair premises. Demolition works are due to start shortly.
After the sale of their Heathfield premises Goldsmith & Allcorn have taken a lease at 23 Bell Lane, Uckfield, the former Countryliner coach premises. The site comprised a front building with some 2,500 sq ft of showroom. storage and offices together with a 2,400 sq ft workshop at the rear of the site, all sitting on approximately 0.5 acre providing some 13,000 sq ft of open yard for parking and storage. Following the disposal of their Heathfield premises Goldsmith & Allcorn needed to expand their Uckfield facility and required more space for storage and workshops. We were very pleased to assist them in this project and have let them these premises which will allow them to grow and further prosper in Uckfield.
The demand for freehold factories over the last 18 months or so has been very good and there have not been that many opportunities. We are pleased to report, however, that we have just been instructed to market a freehold factory in Sybron Way which in total is just under 5,000 sq ft most of which is good, clear factory area. It has the benefit of windows at ground floor level on the rear elevation providing additional natural light. There are a couple of offices on the 1st floor plus a small mezzanine storage platform. So a really good opportunity all available for a very competitive price of £295,000. Call us now for full details and to arrange a viewing. A deal like this it not likely to be available for long.
This is a shop with over 30 ft of frontage in Church Walk which is the main pedestrianised retail thoroughfare for shopping in Burgess Hill. It provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a shop with just under 900 sq ft of trading area, together with some useful office and storage accommodation and with the benefit of rear access plus a couple of car parking spaces. it is very competitively priced at £15,000 pa to find a quick letting so well worth viewing.
We had Unit 1 Ghyll Road in Heathfield on the market last summer and it was sold to an investor who is now looking for a tenant. This particular property is a little unusual in that it has radiators all round the perimeter walls of the building so is amply supplied with central heating. There is also an attractive, tiled floor and clear space with no mezzanine or offices being constructed within the building. It is available at a very competitive rent of £7,500 per annum which is very realistic in today’s market. We would not expect this property to remain available for very long.
Following refurbishment works Lawson Commercial have been asked to market the Willow Cafe on the A22 at Lower Dicker on the outskirts of Hailsham. This popular and well known site, being on the main London/Eastbourne road has been upgraded with a new tarmacademed car park and new uPVC windows. The Willow Cafe, closed while the refurbishment works have been carried out, has been established on this site for over 50 years. It now provides a wonderful business opportunity comprising some 1,700 sq ft of cafe and kitchen/preparation area. There is considerable scope to reestablish what traditionally has been a very successful cafe. The site has excellent car parking facilities, 190 ft of road frontage and the option of having a large, self-contained 3-bedroomed flat. The landlords are,however, prepared to consider letting the cafe without the flat if required.
The Kitchen Door Workshop, established for over 10 years at Maresfield, have expanded and are relocating to the Bellbrook Business Park in Uckfield. They have taken a lease on a ground & 1st floor suite in the Horsted Square development comprising some 3,000 sq ft providing storage, showroom and offices on the ground floor with further offices above. We are delighted to welcome Kitchen Door Workshop to Horsted Square which is a big expansion for them doubling the floor area of their previous building. Lawson Commercial have been retained by the landlords of their former premises at Millers Yard in Maresfield to find a new tenant and already have strong interest.