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.