It is not often that space becomes available in Crowborough town centre as offices. Ashdown House is part of the Fernbank Shopping Centre with an entrance door on the High Street. The accommodation is on 1st & 2nd floors and totals some 1,780 sq ft.
Morrisons Supermarket, the landlords, are prepared to allow 5 car spaces in their car park. Thus as well as light, airy space in the town centre you would have car parking as well. The suite has been partially refurbished but not finished and the landlords are prepared to talk with an occupier as to what additional works might be required. So this is an interesting opportunity which is competitively priced at £12,500 pa and well worth a viewing.
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We are pleased to say that we have let the Riverside Cafe in Bell Walk, Uckfield to two Italian brothers who are going to open an Italian restaurant.
One of the brothers used to work as a chef in the former Luna Restaurant, now The Picture House Restaurant, and therefore does have experience of the potential in Uckfield. This rather fun octagonal building offering just over 1,200 sq ft of accommodation is well placed in the Town having the facility for outside seating with decking at the rear overlooking the River. A traditional Italian restaurant is always popular and should do very well here. The landlords have also been helpful in giving a reasonable rent free period to help them overcome the problems of being so close to the refurbishment works going on at Bridge Cottage. The brothers are hoping to be open in time for Christmas trade.
This is a great chance to grab a unit on the Holmes Hill Estate renowned for its oak & pine furniture together with the Happy Days cafe and Masterpiece pottery studio. Unit 1 has just become available, which is the retail warehouse right at the front alongside the main road, and has been skilfully refurbished to provide just under 1,500 sq ft of really good, light, airy retail space.
There is a small storage area + kitchenette and cloakroom. There is use of a shared 25 space car park at the front of the units and there is an overflow car park at the rear. A new lease is available at a commencing rent of £13,500 pa.
There are very few units becoming available in Crowborough currently so this is an excellent opportunity to obtain one of the newer units in the Crowborough Business Park.
This development is very handy for the A26 being off Park Road and this well finished unit comprises 1,349 sq ft with a really good eaves height of 17ft 6in at the front. There is thus great potential to put a mezzanine floor in should it be required. This property is available now on a new 5 year lease in this attractive courtyard style environment with good loading access and parking. A rent of £12,000 pa is being sought – with no VAT. Give us a call to arrange a viewing.
Lawson Commercial have been supporters the Friends of Sussex Hospices for many years and this week partners Chris and Julia Lawson attended a fund raising function at the home of well known crime author Peter James. He was host to a lamb spit roast in a marque in his garden just north of Brighton which was attended by some 250 people.
It was a lively evening with music and a Hunt the Body murder competition. Chris met up with a number of former colleagues from his days in Brighton working for what is now Stiles Harold Williams. In particular he caught up with his former boss Robert Stiles seen here chatting to Peter James, the two being apparently close friends who went to school together.
Following the relocation of Fross Wedding Collections to Bell Walk their old premises at 89 High Street, Uckfield are now available and can be purchased freehold to include the flat over.
The flat has been sold off on a long leasehold basis but is obliged to contribute to services, repairs and maintenance. This is a really prominent shop of some 700 sq ft directly opposite Barclays Bank and is available for £125,000 freehold subject to the existing flat long lease. It is pretty rare for the opportunity to arise to buy a freehold shop in Uckfield High Street so call us now if you are interested.
Fross Wedding Collections of Uckfield are in the process of relocating to much larger premises in Bell Walk. They have taken the former Kit Wilson shop at 6/7 Bell Walk and are in the process of shop fitting.
This will give them a vastly increased showroom area of over 1,000 sq ft on the ground floor with ancillary space above. The new shop will be very handily placed for Bridge Cottage which is currently undergoing a major overhaul and refurbishment following which it is intended to be licensed for weddings
We have an ideal opportunity for a retailer who wants to test out an idea but does not want to commit to a long lease initially. We have been asked to market 168 High Street which is held on a 10 year lease and where the current occupier wants to operate a break clause in 2017.
A sub lease is thus being offered to 2017 at a rent of £14,500 pa. This is a nice large shop of some 806 sq ft overall with pedestrian rear access and an attractive double fronted shopfront. For more details give us a call.