New to Market – Uckfield outskirts

New to the market is a refurbished warehouse/industrial unit at Knights Business Centre, Squires Farm Industrial Estate, Palehouse Common on the outskirts of Uckfield.


Overall the unit is just under 3,000 sq ft offering great flexible business space. 


It is available on a new 5 year lease at a rent of £17,500 pa equating to very competitive £6.10 per sq ft overall.

Viewing is recommended.

Prominent Corner Retail Premises Now Available In Crowborough

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to sell a prominent corner premises, part of Broadway House, The Broadway in the heart of Crowborough’s main shopping area.

Whilst on The Broadway the property benefits from a return Neville Road frontage. Formerly this property was an estate agents office but would be ideal for retail. It comprises some 604 sq ft of retail area together with 2 offices at the rear + 2 cloakrooms and a kitchenette, giving 834 sq ft overall.

2 car spaces are allocated in a rear car park. 

The property is available on a new 10 year lease at a rent of £16,500 pa.

Local Heathfield Restaurant Expands

Lawson Commercial have let The Old Station in Station Approach, Heathfield to a local restaurant wishing to expand.


It was formerly occupied by Steamer Trading who ceased trading a few months ago. The new occupiers are Pilio Greek Restaurant who are expanding from their former premises in the High Street to these significantly large premises.

The Old Station has just over 1,200 sq ft of ground floor accommodation together with a most attractive garden so is about four times the size of their previous premises in the High Street.

Toolstation Comes To Uckfield

Following the refurbishment of the old Carpetright premises at 6 & 7 Bell Lane, Uckfield the building has been split to provide two units. 6 Bell Lane has just been let to Toolstation, a supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products to both the trade and retail customers with some 300 branches throughout the UK. They are part of the Travis Perkins plc Group and it is encouraging to see a nationally known brand coming to this area.

We now have Unit 7 to let separately immediately next door in this fantastic location close to well know names including Pennells, Topps Tiles, Halfords and McDonalds. This comprises some 4,000 sq ft and is available on a new lease at £39,500 pa.

Charity Lunch in Crowborough For Worthy Cause

Lawson Commercial partners Chris and Julia Lawson were pleased to support Councillor Greg Rose, Mayor of Crowborough for his Charity Lunch at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club yesterday.

The lunch was organised to raise funds for one of the Mayor’s chosen charities Acorns for Cancer Research UK.  The lunch was followed by a talk from Dr Melanie Flint of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Brighton who gave some interesting insights into the effects of stress on cancer treatment which is one of the fields she is working on as well as developments in immunotherapy.

Cancer Research UK is a very worthy cause and one that we have often supported in the past. The talk was followed by a Raffle with some very good prizes where we were lucky enough to win a meal voucher. The event raised, we understand, in excess of £1,400.

New Office Suites Let Quickly In Uckfield

Lawson Commercial have let all four of the new office suites at Portland House in Framfield Road, Uckfield.

This impressive brand new building replaced the old original TR Fastenings factory and includes 2 floors of flats over ground floor offices.  There are 4 ground floor office suites of from 900 – 1,000 sq ft each with parking at the rear. Rents achieved ranged from £10,500 pa.

New occupiers include Hepplewhites, who have relocated their administrative offices from Tunbridge Wells,. Also Watton Hall Ltd, a specialist recruitment agency who have expanded into larger premises. PS Tech are an IT support & consultancy business from Edenbridge and Focus Select, are a telcomms company based in Southwick who wanted to open an office in Uckfield as they had quite a large number of staff who live in the area.

We are very pleased that these very high quality offices found occupiers so quickly once the building works were finished. There is generally a shortage of good high quality modern office space in the Town and we hope that there will be other new developments for the future.

Investment Opportunity With Part Possession In Forest Row

A unique opportunity has just become available to acquire 3 shops, 2 flats and a large warehouse facility in the heart of Forest Row.

One shop and one flat are currently let and income producing. Bishops Hardware is a large spacious shop of some 3,000 sq ft capable of being split together with a rear warehouse of an additional 700 sq ft. It has a self-contained flat over which is let on an assured shorthold tenancy.

Next door is a delightful small self-contained shop of some 500 sq ft currently let and having a self-contained flat over which is vacant. The third shop of around 500 sq ft over 2 floors is vacant.

The total current income is £21,600 pa. The potential income is estimated in excess of £75,000 pa.

Offers invited in the region of £1,125,000 and viewing is strongly recommended.

Small Store Sold In Crowborough

Lawson Commercial have sold one of their more unusual instructions so far in 2019 this being a small, detached, brick store in Connors Yard off Crowborough Hill in Crowborough.

This was a building of just under £250 sq ft with no power or water and it has been sold on a freehold basis at a figure close to its original asking price of £36,000. This was certainly a different property to have to sell but we pride ourselves on being able to deal with any commercial building. There will always be a buyer for a freehold property somewhere.