New Chartered Surveyor Joins Lawson Commercial

Claudia Grattarola BA(Hons) MCD MSc MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor who has recently joined the Lawson Commercial Team to head up the Professional Department.

She has worked for 10 years in a variety of asset and property management roles. Much of this experience was gained at Intu Properties Plc, the UKs largest shopping centre landlord, where she asset managed super-regional retail centres in London and the South East. Claudias career history also includes residential property management having previously worked for a mental health charity in Liverpool.

Claudia initially set out to become a Chartered Town Planner after an undergraduate degree in Geography developed her strong interest in people and places. She completed a Masters in Civic Design (RTPI accredited). She retains a strong interest in Town Planning. However her career path evolved when she was sponsored by Intu to complete a Masters in Real Estate and qualify as a chartered commercial property surveyor.

Claudia is a keen dog lover who holds a shotgun licence and, outside of work, can be found taking her Labradors and 12 bore for walks in the countryside.

Busy High Street Heathfield Restaurant Investment For Sale

A ground floor freehold restaurant premises of just under 400 sq ft trading as a Greek restaurant is available as an investment in Heathfield High Street 

A new 5 year lease has been agreed from March 2019 at £7,500 pa. The freehold is on offer for £105,000 subject to the existing lease.

The 1st floor above and basement below are separately owned on a freehold basis by a third party so are not included in the sale.

Freehold Factory Sold in Heathfield

Lawson Commercial have sold Units 22 & 23 Ghyll Road Industrial Estate in Heathfield, a property formerly occupied by Scantech who have expanded and relocated to Hastings.


We had a lot of interest in this property which came on the market in the Autumn of last year and the freehold has now been sold to a local electrical contractor who intends to use the space for their own business.

A price close to the asking figure of £595,000 was achieved.

Demise of Local Business Provides Opportunity In Uckfield

Sadly Mr Fluffy Carpets at 75 High Street, Uckfield has ceased trading and Lawson Commercial have been instructed to re-market the premises.

This shop is in a superb position right next door to the newly expanded Hartfields cafe/restaurant. It offers just under 700 sq ft of trading area and has been improved during Fluffy Side Up’s occupation with new floors , air conditioning and heating. There is also useful storage/showroom at 1st floor of 325 sq ft and the premises also benefit from rear access & parking.

It is always sad to see a local business cease trading particularly one which had such a fun marketing approach and I always enjoyed looking at the sheep in the window.

However this is an excellent opportunity for a new business to acquire a good sized shop right in the heart of the Town.

Spacious Workshop/Warehouse With Offices

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market a spacious refurbished unit on the Squires Farm Industrial Estate at Palehouse Common on the outskirts of Uckfield.

This particular building has a gross internal area of just under 4,000 sq ft on the ground floor together with 4 very useful offices at 1st floor giving some further 720 sq ft many of which have lovely views across open farmland.

There is good parking and lorry access.

The property is available on a new lease at rent of £30,000 pa.  There are not too many industrial units available in the area currently and this particular building has the benefit of a B2 consent having previously been used for truck servicing. It would generally lend itself to a wide variety of industrial type occupations and is well worth viewing.

Wonderful Character Premises Heathfield

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market the former Steamer Trading premises in Station Approach Heathfield.

They are located in the Old Station which is an imposing detached building with car parking at the front providing character business business. Ideal as an office with some storage or alternatively could be retail once again for a specialist retailer. It could also convert quite well to a small restaurant.

There is access to an attractive garden at the rear which could be used for additional outside seating in good weather.

Some 1.200 sq ft overall with 4 car parking spaces. Available on a new lease at a rent of £16,500 pa. The Landlord is prepared to carry out certain refurbishment works depending upon an occupier’s requirements as there is a considerable amount of shelving in the building currently which could be removed.

Viewing strongly recommended