Construction works for Portland House which is a brand new building on the site of the old TR Fastenings factory in Framfield Road are now well advanced.
The new building comprises 3 ground floor offices with 9 flats above on 1st and 2nd floors. The 3 office suites are self-contained from 800 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft with car parking and will be available in Spring 2017. Rents start at £14,750 pa + vat and will offer smart, modern space almost directly opposite The Alma Arms. Call for more information.
We have just been instructed to market the former Clockery shop premises at 11 High Street, Uckfield.
This attractive, compact shop with feature beams and fireplaces is ideal for a specialist retailer here at the northern end of the Town or for a new business starting up as the rent is fairly modest and it is possibly that, under the current rating system, rates will not be payable. The premises are just under 350 sq ft and are available on a new 5 year lease at £5,000 pa.
A former hair salon at Sussex View in Southview Road,, Crowborough, one of the few commercial properties in Southview Road, has been sold.
This bijou salon of some 330 sq ft plus kitchenette was held on a 99 year lease from 1984. There was significant interest in the property and we had several offers of the full asking price of £50,000. It went to best offers achieving a figure in excess of the asking price. It was unfortunate that the legal process took rather longer than was hoped but it has now completed. The property has been sold to a local entrepreneur who is likely to convert it to a flat.
We are just instructed to find an occupier for 5, 6, 7 & 8 Holbein Place on the Bellbrook Business Park in Uckfield.
This is one large unit which was originally designed to be 4 individual units and benefits from 4 roller shutter doors. It is currently arranged as one large open area of 5,120 sq ft.
This is the first time it has become available since the original letting and it is a good, modern unit provided excellent accommodation with good car parking. The property is offered on a new 10 year lease at a rent of £40,000 pa.
We have been asked to find a new occupier for 39 High Street, Uckfield following the retirement of Chatfields Jewellers.
It doesn’t seem like 20 years ago that we put Chatfields into these premises. This shop is in a very prominent position right in the heart of the main trading area and ideally set up as a jewellers. There is some 645 sq ft of trading area + a workshop/store of 121 sq ft at the rear. A new lease is available at £17,250 per annum. We already have strong interest in the property from two jewellers from outside the immediate area and are hopeful that we will agree a letting very shortly.
The former Elyssium trophy & engraving shop at 21A High Street, Uckfield has been let by Lawson Commercial to Cadari Gifts from Forest Row.
It was very sad that the owner of Elyssium had to retire suddenly from business due to serious ill health and, in the circumstances, the landlords were prepared to take the lease back. We are delighted, however, to welcome Cadari who have traded for many years successfully in Forest Row selling a wide variety of gifts. This compact shop of some 400 sq ft had been extensively refurbished and is immediately next to The Card Factory and almost opposite Waitrose in a very prominent High Street position.
It is great news for the High Street retailers and Uckfield generally that on Saturday the works to improve the High Street were concluded to an extent that the High Street could be opened again to two-way traffic.
The High Street now boasts new very smart wide pavements, seats, bus shelters and street lighting and the road has been resurfaced. It does look extremely smart.
So now is a great time to secure premises in the High Street ready for Christmas trading and benefit from all these improvements as well as the continued promotions planned by the Uckfield The Future Group.
This former restaurant in High Street, Crowborough has recently been let and will be re-opening shortly as a secondhand furniture shop.
Although there was considerable interest in this building it had remained available for quite some time owing to the difficulties of the building and the fact there was some essential repairs that had to be carried out by the Landlord. We are pleased to have finally found someone with a viable business to take on this property and thus assist in energising this part of the High Street once again.