Light Industrial Unit Let At Blackboys

Following significant refurbishment, Lawson Commercial have let a large industrial building of just under 9,000 sq ft at Blackboys to a Eastbourne based packaging and cardboard box manufacturing company Tidmass Townsend.

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This main warehouse unit at Dower House Farm has been extensively refurbished including a new insulated roof, creation of an office and new w.c. accommodation. We are very pleased to have attracted a business from outside the Wealden area to Blackboys and particularly to such a sizeable unit.

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We have just been asked to market a shop in Croft Road, Crowborough with 37 ft of window frontage giving a tremendous display area only a few yards from Waitrose. There is approx. 645 sq ft of sales area, nicely fitted out and with air conditioning. The premises are available on a new lease at a rent of £18,000 pa. So well worth considering.

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Shortage of Industrial Units

At the start of 2016, there is a considerable shortage of available industrial units in most size categories from 1,200 sq ft up to 10,000 sq ft in East Sussex. During the course of 2015 we had a good, steady market with reasonable demand and during that time we let or sold some 75,000 sq ft in 21 separate transactions. The problem is that now that space has been occupied, there is nothing new coming onto the market to replace it. In some East Sussex towns there are no units around 1,200 sq ft available, these units being ideal for small and start up businesses. There is also a huge shortage in the 2,000 – 5,000 sq ft category with there being in some towns the choice of only one or two units. In some ways this is good news for landlords and sellers of freehold industrial units as a shortage in supply usually leads to a rise in prices. Thus we could see an increase in freehold and rental values.

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We would be very interested to hear from any owner or occupier of industrial space who is looking to move as currently there is still strong demand for this type of unit. This is despite the new scheme coming on the market at Lower Dicker known as the Swallow Business Park where new units are being constructed but will not be ready for occupation until the end of 2016. There are also sites available to purchase with planning consent at the new Ashdown Business Park at Maresfield but again nothing ready to move in to in the immediate future. Call us now for a free market appraisal.

Main Road Cafe Let

Lawson Commercial have let the former Willow Cafe on the main A22 at Lower Dicker. This prominent building with large car park has seating for approximately 70 and overall offers just under 1,800 sq ft of accommodation plus storage together with a refurbished 3-bed flat above.

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A new operator has been found for this cafe who will be opening for business in early February after some refitting works have been carried out.

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This is an excellent opportunity for the new proprietor being next to the new Swallow Business Park where construction work is starting for up to 250,000 sq ft of new industrial and warehouse premises.

Attractive Uckfield Premises – Ideal Office/Consulting Rooms

A former opticians premises in Church Street, Uckfield now has new owners and Lawson Commercial have been asked to find a tenant.

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This delightful ground floor accommodation is only a few yards from the free shoppers car park in Regency Close and would lend itself extremely well to either an office or some form of consulting rooms for e.g an osteopath, chiropractor etc. It is just under 400 sq ft with 2 car spaces at the rear and available at only£6,000 pa.

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Planning may be required for change of use as the previous use as an opticians is classed as retail. Call us now for more details.

New Year Price Reduction

Following The Stores Department move over Christmas to their new premises in The Enterprise Centre in Bell Lane, they are now keen to find an occupier for their old unit at the Copwood Centre, next to PP Estates and opposite Travis Perkins.

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To encourage an early letting the rent has been reduced to just £20,000 per annum which represents very good value for money for a unit with trade counter consent. This is a good unit of around 3,000 sq ft unit ready for immediate occupation. Call now to view.

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Welcome to 2016

A Happy New Year from all the Team here at Lawson Commercial. We look forward to speaking with you soon or do call in where Toffee & Cleo will be keen to show you their Christmas presents.

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At Lawson Commercial we are looking forward to a busy 2016 and hopefully it will stop raining soon! 2015 was a good, steady year with plenty of transactions successfully completed. We need more properties to market in 2016 so would be pleased to hear from anybody who has commercial premises they wish to let or sell, be it shop, office, factory, warehouse, farm building etc. because we have waiting applicants. We are particularly short of small industrial units in the 1,000 – 2,000 sq ft category, offices in the 500 – 1,000 sq ft and all shops. Remember it does not cost you anything for us to come and discuss your property – market appraisals are free. We are also competitive on fees.

As you may have seen in the Press we have two exciting new industrial estates to market currently. Building works for units at the Swallow Business Centre at Lower Dicker should start soon – though the ground may need to dry out a bit first!

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These new industrial units should be ready later this year and a new dedicated website should go live shortly. Negotiations are already in hand with a couple of interested parties.

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The first plot of land at the Ashdown Business Park, Maresfield has been sold to John Lewis for a new distribution warehouse and there are other fully serviced plots available there with planning consent for sale. The Ashdown Business Park dedicated website will be updated shortly hopefully with new aerial shots once the weather improves. The landscaped ponds on site are, however, filling up nicely where Toffee and Cleo enjoy carrying out regular security patrols.

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