There are not many opportunities to obtain trade counter units but we are pleased to have just received an instruction from The Stores Department who are moving to new premises in Bell Lane. They have asked us to market their existing premises in the Copwood Centre next to PP Estates and opposite Travis Perkins.
This is a good, modern unit of 3,000 sq ft with the potential to install a mezzanine floor if desired. Being an end-of-terrace unit it has windows at 1st floor level so plenty of natural light. For more information give us a call.
Stonecross Barn, a character office building at the Stonecross Business Centre in Laughton has been sold by Lawson Commercial. This is a magnificent building full of old beams comprising some 2,100 sq ft on 3 floors.
The property has been purchased by two businesses who have combined together in this building and were particularly keen to have freehold premises to trade from. The former occupier Families Fostering have moved their staff to their Brighton and Eastbourne offices.
Ideal for Summer trading and right in the heart of Alfriston village in Market Square Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market an attractive lockup shop in a prominent corner location.
The property includes a very useful 460 sq ft and has, in addition to a large picture window facing Market Square, a return window facing obliquely towards the Square and North Street. So ideal for the tourist trade which flocks to this picturesque village. The rent has just been reduced to a new figure of £8,750 pa. and offers will be considered for a quick letting.
Lawson Commercial are keen supporters of the Art Trail, part of Uckfield Festival and have, for a number of years been one of its sponsors. Chris and Julia Lawson attended the opening last Friday and thought that this year’s show, celebrating its 10th birthday, was the best to date. There was a wide variety of exhibits in both The Weald Hall and The Green Room of the Civic Centre in Uckfield which included not just paintings but also photos, tapestry, weaving, jewellery, sculpture, printing and much more. The Exhibition was opened by renowned artist Rogen Dean, pictured here with Chris Lawson, a keen progressive rock fan.
Roger is probably best known for the large number of album covers he designed for the progressive rock band Yes. He also has an exhibition of his work at Trading Boundaries Emporium in Sheffield Park.
For more photos from the Exhibition go to: www.facebook.com/uckfieldarttrail
Lawson Commercial also sponsored the new Town History Trail and Quiz with 24 questions about the history and architecture of the Town for entrants to follow. Here is David Brown the organiser of the Quiz presenting the prizes and certificates to the winners.
Lawson Commercial now have available these character, lockup premises in Mayfield High Street which were formerly used as a veterinary practice which falls into the D1 planning category which also includes chiropractors, osteopaths etc although the planning would need an amendment for these uses. The property therefore does offer good flexibility. Alternatively the premise could be used as a retail shop. So well worth considering and available at a very modest rent of £6,750 pa.
Following the retirement of optician Clive Hazelgrove Lawson Commercial have been asked to find a tenant for his delightful Grade II listed shop premises in Church Street, Uckfield. They would actually make a really nice office.
There are lots of beams and there is parking for 2 cars at the back of the property. The premises include a front reception/sales area together with a rear area, cloakroom and a separate office plus space to make a kitchenette.
This is a very prominent position close to the High Street junction and looking directly up Regency Close. There is also easy access to the free shoppers car parks in Regency Close as well as the central Luxfords car park. For a business that either wants an office base or is a specialist retailer wanting high passing traffic this is an ideal location.
Have you ever given thought as to why the High St is largely litter free of a morning. Well, if you’re an early riser like our Jeremy you may have seen there are a number of people, presumably volunteers from Brighter Uckfield, who are out, in all weathers, litter picking the High Street. To these good people, the Wombles of Uckfield, we should just like to take this opportunity to say thank you.
We have just been instructed to let some brand new units, being built to the latest insulation standards and with solar panels on the roof, at Palehouse Common. There are 4 new units being constructed with two at 5,400 sq ft and two at just over 5,000 sq ft.
There is plenty of room for parking and loading and the units are capable of being divided. This is the first time for over 10 years that brand new units have been available in this area in this size category. They are ideal for warehousing or light industrial purposes having planning for both.
They are well placed for easy access to the A22 at Halland as well as to Uckfield town centre which is some 2.5 miles away. There is already plenty of interest in Unit 1 which is nearly complete and Unit 2 will ready at the end of August. Units 3 & 4, which are the smaller units, should be available early next year.
Chris and Julia Lawson recently attended an Andre Rieu concert in the Vriethof Square in his home town in Maastricht in Holland. (For those not in the know Andre Rieu, with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, is, believe it or not, one of the World’s top live performers).
If you are going to see his Live Performance in a cinema on the 18th July you may spot them there in the audience!
Part of the trip included a tour, hosted by his son Pierre, round the Andre Rieu Studios where he rehearses and records his own music and videos.
What a fascinating place. The studios are on an industrial park on the outskirts of Maastricht so Chris was well in his element. Apparently they were designed by Andre himself and include not only a recording studio capable of seating the entire 100 odd piece orchestra but also video and dvd editing suites. We were told the building itself hangs from the roof to reduce interference from external noise and vibration.
Also included in the trip was a dinner before the concert serenaded by 4 members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Chris is pictured here with Frank Steijns, a long term and leading player with the Orchestra.
A highlight of the end of June for Chris Lawson was a return visit to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
What an event that is now! A long old day along with 200,000 other people but a fantastic spectacle non the less.
The sculpture outside Goodwood House is astonishing. A highlight for Chris was seeing a number of Formula One cars in the paddock as well as the 2015 Le Mans winning Porsche Car 19. Rather surprising on the Sussex Police stand was a Maclaren done up as a police car!