First Completion At Merrydown Business Park In Horam

Lawson Commercial have let a 2-storey office building which is part of the new Merrydown Business Park development in Horam, this being the first completion to take place on this site.

The building has been acquired by Higher Nature Ltd who are a specialist health food supplements and vitamins company. This will be their new headquarters building as they are relocating from Burwash. Originally this building was designed as 4 separate office suites of just under 5,000 sq ft in total but the Landlords agreed to modify the design so that it could suit a single occupier.

Successful Summer Cabaret For Friends of Sussex Hospices

Lawson Commercial partners Chris & Julia have been long term supporters of the Friends of Sussex Hospices and were delighted to attend their Summer Cabaret at Framfield Grange last Saturday, together with their guests Suni and Bharat Chotai. Bharat is a director of the Kamsons Pharmacy chain who work closely with hospices throughout Sussex.

This event is the Friends major fund raising event for 2019. This year the format was a little different to previous years with picnics being consumed during the interval rather than prior to the entertainment. The performance itself started with some very attractive can-can dancers, the Les Ooh La Las.

This was followed by two talented young musicians from Eastbourne College, Elo Quitmann & Max Walker who performed a wide variety of songs.

The headline act of the evening was the well known singers Blake who gave a highly entertaining set with a wide variety of styles accompanied by pianist Dominic Ferris.  They ended up with the whole audience on their feet singing Jerusalem! The whole evening was very ably compared by Tom Duncanson, somewhat surprisingly a Baptist Minister from Heathfield.

We had an enjoyable picnic with our guests, and there was a fantastic silent auction and a raffle to help the fund raising.  All in all hopefully a significant sum was raised for this very worthwhile charity and congratulations to Kathy Gore and her Team for once again running a fantastic, brilliantly organised event and not forgetting the sea cadets who transported picnics with their wheelbarrows.

Photos courtesy of fantastic Crowborough photographer Roger Bloxham

Price Reduction In Crowborough

A delightful property in Crowborough, being part of Old Bank Chambers in London Road, has been reduced in price to encourage an early sale.

Comprising just under 500 sq ft on 2 floors the property would be ideal as a professional office or for retail on the ground floor with an office above. It is held on an 125 year long leasehold basis from 1996.

Offers are now being sought in the region of £110,000 for an early sale representing very good value for money. This is a very prominent position being highly visible from the A26 Crowborough Cross junction. It would be perfect for a professional firm wanting a presence in the Town with a shopfront.

Crowborough Industrial Unit With Offices – Ideal Small Business

Industrial unit with mezzanine offices on Millbrook Estate in Crowborough ideal for small business.

Ground floor gross internal area 1,106 sq ft. Rear staircase to mezzanine offices with 2 good sizes areas, overall 829 sq ft. Ground floor height to underside of false ceiling 8’6” with full eaves height of 18’ at front.  Total overall area 1,935 sq ft. Parking to front.

New 5 year lease. Rent £13,500 pa.

Lawson Commercial Support Uckfield Festival

Lawson Commercial are delighted to support Uckfield Festival and have this year sponsored two concerts one of which was Tom Ridout’s Jazz Ensemble who performed last Tuesday at Bridge Cottage.

Chris and Julia Lawson were at the concert and it was fascinating to hear Tom, a BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award Finalist, who plays jazz on a recorder. His interpretation of a Handel sonata played jazz style on a recorder together with Flo More on double bass and Billy Marrows on guitar was truly amazing as were his own creations together with some jazz standards. 

With his Handel project he was winner of the Lancaster Jazz Festival Youth Commission in 2018. A very talented young musician who is also an accomplished saxophonist but likes to play the recorder too which although an instrument many of us learned at school is not often associated with jazz.

Unit Let In Newhaven For Glynde Estates

Acting for Glynde Estates Lawson Commercial have let one of the larger warehouse units on the Old Cement Works site at South Heighton, Newhaven.

The building which is is just under 3,500 sq ft including a small mezzanine has been let on one of Glynde Estates’  standard annual agreements. These have proved very popular with occupiers as they give good flexibility.

The company going into the unit have acquired it for some 18 month. They are from Brighton and specialise in office relocations and archive storage. They needed additional space whilst alterations are being carried out to their existing building in Brighton so this was an ideal arrangement for them.