Adjoining Modern Industrial Units Near Hailsham

Two adjoining modern industrial units are available together or separately at Deanland Business Park in Golden Cross near Hailsham, a popular business development in rural surroundings within a secure compound having substantial security gates.

The units are part of a terrace which faces an attractive fishing lake. Each unit is just over 3,500 sq ft and together would give over 7,000 sq ft plus they have good loading access and car parking. The units have been well refurbished in recent years including new roof, insulated cladding, hi-bay lighting and roller shutter doors and each unit is available on a new 5 year lease from November 2017 at a rent of £25,500 pa.

Spacious Shop To Let in Crowborough

Located right in the middle of the High Street and next to the Fernbank Centre, a spacious shop with 620 sq ft of trading area on the ground floor and very useful 1st floor offices & storage of 505 sq ft is now available.

The premises has formerly traded as a restaurant. To revert to that use a planning application would be required although the planning office say this would be looked on favourably due to the previous recent restaurant use.

The premises are available on a new 10 year lease at a very competitive rent of £11,000 pa.

New Yoga Studio Comes To Uckfield High Street

The former florist premises at 79-81 High Street, Uckfield has been let to Grace Annand who is well known in the Uckfield area for her business Uckfield Yoga.

She is currently running classes in a number of different locations and, following the grant of planning permission, has secured these premises for a permanent yoga studio. The premises have an excellent frontage onto the High Street close to the Church Street junction and comprise a ground floor area of 1,062 sq ft including rear store/staff area plus a useful forecourt area.

The property was let on a new lease at a rent close to asking level of £12,500 pa.

Ground Floor Office Crowborough

There is a great opportunity to obtain some ground floor offices in Crowborough which would lend themselves very well to conversion to a pilates or yoga studio type operation or for a therapy use such as osteopathy, chiropodist, chiropractor etc.

The premises are located in the heart of Whitehill Road with 4 very good sized rooms together with a store and server room. There is some 1,445 sq ft in all including 385 sq ft of very useful storage.

There is also access to a very attractive, sunny patio – great for those lunchtime BBQs! The premises are easy to get to and have free parking in the road outside as well as parking to the rear of the building. Being offered at a very competitive rent of £12,000 pa. it could be available on a 1 year licence and the rateable value is well under £12,000 so a qualifying occupier would pay no business rates currently.

Jewellers Premises Unexpectedly Re-Available in Uckfield

Following our successful letting of the old Chatfield Jewellers at 39 High Street, Uckfield premises in the Autumn of last year to Maze Jeweller unfortunately the premises are now re-available.

The proprietor has been taken ill and is not able to continue to trade so the Landlords have instructed Lawson Commercial to remarket to find a new occupier. This is a cracking location being immediately next to Clarks Shoes and a few yards from WH Smith, which includes the central post office, in the heart of the prime trading area of the Town.

The adjoining shop although currently vacant is Under Offer to a well known food retailer and it is anticipated that they will open before Christmas. These premises are ideal for another jeweller to take over being fully fitted with an attractive arcaded shopfront. If a deal is done quickly a tenant could be in and trading in plenty of time for the Christmas period. Overall 645 sq ft of retail space is on offer on a new lease at £17,250 pa.

Freehold of Industrial Unit Sold on Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield

Lawson Commercial, acting for a private investment company based in Essex, have acquired the freehold of the Gunnebo Building at 1/2 Optimus Park on Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield.

The building was constructed in the late 1980s and comprises just over 30,000 sq ft of accommodation of which 9,000 sq ft is offices on ground and 1st floors. We were very pleased to have been able to act for this investment company who are moving into the area and have acquired the freehold of this property paying a price close to the asking figure of £2.3 million.

Gunnebo Entrance Control Ltd will remain in occupation until the early part of 2018 when they are due to relocate to their brand new headquarters building which is now under construction on the Ashdown Business Park at Maresfield.

The investment company then intend to move one of their manufacturing subsidiaries into the building at Optimus Park.

Large Warehouse in Uckfield

Birch House, a large warehouse building of just under 16,500 sq ft sitting on 1.03 acres, is now being offered for rent. The building is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, removing a large amount of partitioning and mezzanine floors to provide a single large warehouse unit with a small amount of office space.

A number of years ago the building housed the Wealden Skills Centre and more recently has been occupied by Labtech and Aquascience who have now moved to Heathfield and Eastbourne respectively. There is useful open storage at the rear of 8,000 sq ft + just under 30 car spaces.

A new 10 year lease at a rent of £110,000 pa is being offered and already we have strong interest in the property.

Stone Doorstep Expertly Replaced at High Street Shop

As managing agents we get involved in a variety of maintenance issues and this week it was the replacement of the stone doorstep at 95A High Street, Uckfield. The step had become very worn and, because this is a Grade II listed building, listed building consent was required.

The work was carried out by Jamie Wallace of Saxum Stonemasons who reckoned that this is the first time the step has been replaced since the property was built over 130 years ago. According to Jamie there was some evidence of repointing, probably in the 1950s, but he judged that most of the lime mortar was original. The original step was replaced with a specially ordered piece of York stone and this was set in lime mortar,  all of which had to approved by the Conservation Officer.

A very fine piece of craftsmanship by Saxum Stonemasons and carried out at a weekend due to access restrictions. All we have to do now is water it with a spray twice a day for a week!