Work has now started on the 36,000 sq ft for Vacgen on Phase I of the Swallow Business Park on the A22 at Lower Dicker, Hailsham.
Work is due to shortly on the speculative units in Phase II, Block E, the northernmost block. This will provide one unit of 4,812 sq ft, one of 6,426 sq ft + ten units of 1,572 sq ft. These will be brand new buildings with a very good specification, built to the latest insulation standards and with a roller shutter door, personal door, windows at 1st floor and a small office.
There is good parking and loading. It is anticipated the first units will be ready for occupation in Dec 2016/Jan 2017. Rents will be £8 per sq ft pa for the standard specification. Thus for a 1,572 sq ft units the rent will be £12,600 pa. for a brand new building. At this stage any tenant’s specific requirements can be incorporated subject to negotiation. So a great opportunity.
For the next couple of weeks we have 2 extra canine occupants in the office. Cousins Louis the retriever and Bella Bassett are staying with us while their family are on holiday.
They have stayed before so know the office routine and soon settle down although I am not sure about having my favourite basket knicked.
Lunch time and afternoon treats can also get a bit competitive.
Toffee and I have a bet as to how long Louis is going to stay this white as he does like to play in our garden at home where there is plenty of mud currently not to mention geese and what they leave behind.
Maybe I will get a before and after photo taken!!
For businesses looking for short term office space, light manufacturing or even some storage Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market just over 5,000 sq ft of ground floor office accommodation in Bell Lane, Uckfield.
This is a great opportunity to acquire some space on a short term basis with a lease expiring in June 2017 at a discounted rent of only £6 per sq ft so far less than you would normally expect to pay for good quality office space. It offers great flexibility for someone who wants to try out or expand a business idea. It includes some large open spaces which could be used for packing, dispatch, manufacturing or even a showroom style of operation.
In addition there are 25 car spaces and the accommodation is available immediately. Call for more information.
We are pleased to support the Uckfield Future Group who are working hard to promote shopping in Uckfield during this difficult period whilst the improvement works are going on in the High Street. The Town’s retailers deserve our support whilst these works take place.
In fact the traffic flow is still very good with only the usual delays at peak times otherwise there is easy access south bound and to the free Luxford and Regency Close car parks. There does not seem to be the traffic chaos which occurred last year during the Phase I works. The new station car park at the bottom of the Town, readily accessible from the south, is also free at weekends.
Footfall in the High Street is down and many retailers are finding trading conditions tougher than normal at this time of year, However if we give them our support they can survive.
Lawson Commercial are pleased to have been involved in the letting of Unit 1 on the Holmes Hill Estate and adjoining Holmes Hill Furniture to new retail operation Expectations who specialise in home fabrics and home interior furnishings.
We were delighted to welcome this new business to the area which compliments the furniture showroom adjoining and also the pottery studio and cafe on the site. This most attractive showroom is just under 1,500 sq ft and is highly visible from the main A22 Uckfield/Eastbourne road.
It is pretty rare to have a building which is actually purpose built as a blacksmith’s forge. We have just been asked by Glynde Estate to find a new occupier for The Forge in the heart of Glynde village.
This fully working forge with 2 hearths was purpose built in 1907 as a blacksmiths and is now looking for a new tenant. The previous tenant has recently retired after 20 years successful trading and the Glynde Estate is keen to continue the use seeing it as a significant village attraction.
It thus provides an ideal opportunity for a young blacksmith, sculptor, metal designer or other metal worker to acquire premises with working hearths. The rent is modest at £7,000 pa for a detached building in its own grounds on an internal repairing lease and with a low rateable value.
The first of the two shops being created in the prestigious new development at 89 High Street, formerly Dream Machines, has signed and Lawson Commercial are pleased to confirm is to be occupied by Pets Corner UK Ltd who will be opening in a couple of months time following fitting out.
We are very pleased to have let this new unit to a large, significant Sussex-based company who will be a great asset to the Town. The other new shop here is also firmly under offer and we hope to be able to announce a successful letting here too very shortly to an existing local business.