The owners of the Ridgewood Post Office & Stores in Lewes Road, Uckfield have decided to retire and have put their business up for sale. Not only does the sale include some 500 sq ft of shop and store but also a delightful 3-bedroomed cottage with conservatory and garden.
The property is really a mini convenience store with the benefit of a post office outlet. It is in an unrivalled position as, already in a good residential area, it is going to be the closest shop to the new Ridgewood Farm residential development where a 1,000 new houses are due to be constructed. Wimpey are already building the first 250 homes and there will be a direct access from that development to Lewes Road close to these premises.
There has reputably been a post office and general store on this site for over a hundred years and the current owners have owned and run the business very successfully for over 30 years. Full information regarding turnover is available together with accounts to seriously interested parties. In addition to the post office the mini convenience store includes a Lottery outlet, off-licence, agency for Pipers News, coffee machine, photocopying facility and a wide variety of locally sourced goods such as bread, pies, fruit & vegetables.
This is a really first class business opportunity for an owner occupier with a family. The price is £480,000 for the freehold to include the business with stock at valuation.
For full information contact Lawson Commercial.
Heathfield Show which took place last Saturday is a proper agricultural in the traditional sense and always attracts a large crowd including the Lawson Family. The weather was kind this year being dry and reasonably warm without being too hot.
The High Weald is well known for the diversity of its landscape, crafts, food stuffs and expertise passed from generation to generation and this show is a fitting showcase. There are competitive classes for sheep, cows, pigs and horses with even an insight into bygone times with carriage classes and ladies side saddle.
The show also includes several demonstrations of country pursuits including falconry, gun dogs and the traditional parade of fox hounds.
There were over 200 trade stands, a farmers market and a kids funfair much enjoyed by our young grandson who wanted a go on everything.
He also enjoyed the Shetland pony Grand National and especially the big attraction this year which was the Monster Trucks.
Lets Do Some Damage.
A really good family fun day out with so much to do.
Lawson Commercial have relocated a metal fabrication company, originally based in Eastbourne, to new larger premises on the Apex Park Estate in Diplocks Way, Hailsham.
Their new unit is one of the front units on this Estate which has a gross internal ground floor area of just over 2,500 sq ft and because of its height has a 1st & 2nd floor internally which can be used for a mixture of production, storage and offices.
In total the building is just over 4,500 sq ft.
We were very pleased to attract a business from outside the Wealden area to relocate to this estate.
Despite the media attention on the dire state of High Streets and the well reported problems for stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams, Chris Lawson, partner of Lawson Commercial, reports High Streets in the Wealden towns are bucking the trend. He reported that both Uckfield High Street shops which Lawson Commercial have recently been marketing had quickly found occupiers.
The former Rose & Olive Teashop has now been let to a local Uckfield business which is relocating within the Town to larger and more prominent position and a letting of the former Fluffy Side Up shop is well advanced. In Crowborough the former Your Move estate agency premises is now under offer. Following their successful letting of the former Steamer Trading premises in Station Approach, Heathfield Lawson Commercial would particularly like more shops in Heathfield.
Chris Lawson went on to speculate that perhaps one of the reasons for the apparent success of Wealden towns in having few empty shops could be the fact they all enjoy free car parking. There is good demand across the area currently with a wide variety of local retailers who see opportunities in the challenging marketplace. Lawson Commercial would welcome hearing from any existing retailer who is looking to move or any Landlord who is seeking good reliable tenants. Call Lawson Commercial on 01825 764488 for a free appraisal.
Following the completion of the sale of Site 9.2 to a local Sussex-based engineering company, only 3 sites remain available of the original 10. at Ashdown Business Park, Maresfield.
The sites between the new Premier Inn/Costa Coffee site and the John Lewis depot remain available and are likely to be combined giving a total of some 2.65 acres. There is planning consent for a new industrial building of just under 40,000 st ft together with a 2-storey office building of 10,000 sq ft. but the Vendors would consider offers involving alternative schemes. This area, owing to its prominent position, would actually lend itself very well to some form of quasi retail operation.
The other site that remains available is Site 10 lying opposite the lake. It has planning consent for four B1 light industrial units with offices occupying an area of 0.75 acres but again alternative schemes may well be possible.
The Ashdown Business Park dedicated website has been completely redesigned and includes new photos plus plans and elevation drawings for which planning has already been granted.
Visit www.ashdownbusinesspark.com. or www.lawsoncommercial.co.uk.
Just available is a smart modern industrial unit of just under 4,000 sq ft in Ringmer, close to Lewes, at the junction of the Laughton road and The Broyle.
The Landlord is currently refurbishing the unit which provides good, modern space. The ground floor has 2,783 sq ft including an office, cloakrooms and kitchen. There is a mezzanine storage platform of 404 sq ft which could be removed if not required.
There are also 5 additional rooms at 1st floor totalling 688 sq ft. There is good height within the unit as well as modern hi-bay lighting and LED lighting throughout. 6 car spaces are allocated to the unit.
The property is available on a new lease at £26,500 pa + vat.