Unit Let In Apex Park, Hailsham

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.

More Shops Required

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.

Last Remaining Sites For Sale – Maresfield

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.

Smart Modern Industrial Unit Close Lewes

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.

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.