Big Letting on Bellbrook Business Park

Following extensive refurbishment Birch House on Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield has been let by Lawson Commercial to Westminster Teak who are relocating from Westminster House.

Birch House, comprising some 17,000 sq ft sitting on 1.03 acres, was originally split into two separate units and some years ago was the home of Wealden Skills Centre until it was closed down. We were very pleased to have been involved in yet another big letting on the Bellbrook Business Park as it follows on soon from the acquisition of the former Gunnebo premises which is some 30,000 sq ft.

Birch House underwent a major refit being put back into one large warehouse unit with some offices and extensive outside area. Westminster Teak took a new 10 year lease at a rent close to the asking rent of £110,000 pa.

Retail Showrooms at Ninfield To Let

Lawson Commercial have some very spacious showrooms available at the Ninfield garage to rent. 

This is a prominent position facing directly onto the A269 Ninfield/Bexhill road right at the junction with the Catsfield road to Battle. The showrooms have 3 large picture windows facing a spacious forecourt offering just under 1,800 sq ft of accommodation and with 60 ft frontage to the main road +  3 car parking spaces at the rear.

The premises are currently used for furniture but ideal for a variety of retail purposes.  On offer is a new lease of 6 years with a review after 3 years at £18,000 pa. The landlord will also consider an annual licence.

Lawson Commercial Sponsor Uckfield FM Community Award

Lawson Commercial were proud to be one of the sponsors of the inaugural Uckfield FM Community Awards presented at the East Sussex National Hotel last Saturday 11th November. Lawson Commercial partner Chris Lawson presented the “Give Back to the Community’ Award to James Anderson of High Street shop Allsorts announced by Uckfield FM’s Peter Suter, presenter of the Saturday morning breakfast show which Lawson Commercial sponsor. There were a number of very worthy businesses nominated and judging was difficult. However James Anderson stood out.

In all some 12 Awards were presented with each award having a different sponsor.

All the sponsors and award winners assembled on the stage at the end.

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Chris and Julia have been strong supporters of the Uckfield Community over the last 30 years sponsoring a wide variety of events, initiatives and organisations. Lawson Commercial was one of the founding sponsors of Uckfield FM back in 2003 when they started broadcasting from the Uckfield Picture House popcorn store during the Uckfield Festival and have continued that support through to the present day.

Locally Lawson Commercial also support the Uckfield Festival this year sponsoring 2 concerts, as well as the History Trail and the Art Trail when they were part of the Festival. They also regularly take part in the Festival of Christmas Trees and support the Blues & Roots Festival.

We think it important that businesses work in partnership with the Community and give something back.

Modern Factory/Warehouse Unit To Let in Sheffield Park

Just available in the busy Sheffield Park business estate is a modern factory/warehouse unit of some 4,329 sq ft.

This Estate is well placed being just 1.8 miles north of the A272/A275 junction so within easy reach of Haywards Heath, Uckfield, Lewes and East Grinstead.

There is good loading and parking to the front of the unit. Currently the unit is held on an internal repairing and insuring lease which expires in 2025 at a rent of £28,600 pa., this lease being available for assignment.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a moderate sized unit with good eaves height of nearly 19ft. The adjoining building of just under 15,000 sq ft with 2347 sq ft at 1st floor is also available if more space is required.

New Uckfield Office Suites Now With Lower Rents

Portland House in Framfield Road, Uckfield is now substantially finished.

This new building, on the former original TR factory site, comprises 5 ground floor office suites with 2 floors of flats above.

The suites are currently in basic shell form ready for fitting out with an occupier’s requirements. Three of the suites are around 850 sq ft and the other two are slightly smaller.

Car parking is situated at the rear. Rents for the new suites start from £7,500 pa + VAT. It is anticipated occupation will be available in Summer 2018.

Freehold Shop For Sale

The marketing terms on 1A Belmont Building have changed.

This prominent shop is located in the High Street immediately next to the Fernbank Centre. Having previously been on offer to let it is now available to purchase on a freehold basis.

The building has an overall sales area of 620 sq ft on the ground floor and there is extensive space on the 1st floor including 505 sq ft of existing space plus a large staircase and cloakroom accommodation. Subject to planning consent this could be converted into a flat as there is a separate fire escape access at the rear of the property.

The building is being offered with full vacant possession at £220,000 freehold or to let at a rent of £11,500 pa.

Spacious Manufacturing Unit near Haywards Heath

A good sized manufacturing unit with just under 12,400 sq ft of ground floor accommodation is now available close to Haywards Heath. 

The unit also has 1st floor offices, showroom and small mezzanine store of just under 2,400 sq ft. There are twin loading doors and good eaves height. In total the overall floor area is 14,631 sq ft with 35 car parking spaces.

The unit is held on an internal repairing lease expiring in 2025 currently at a very competitive rent of £66,645 pa,  equating to £4.55 per sq ft .

There haven’t been too many buildings of this sort of size coming available in the last 12 months so this is an excellent opportunity.

If the building is not quite large enough, the adjoining unit which currently interconnects is also available and provides a further 4,329 sq ft. It is held on a separate lease expiring in 2025 at a rent of £28,600 pa. In total this would give a floor area for manufacturing or storage of just under 19,000 sq ft. Great for an expanding business.

Smart Modern Warehouse in Wadhurst

New to the market we now have a smart modern warehouse located in the Castle Keep Business Centre in Wadhurst.

Situated just west of the main High Street and close to the Cousley Wood turning this unit offers first class flexible business space. The building was refurbished in 2008 and has just over 2,000 sq ft of very useful accommodation. There is good car parking and loading access and the unit is available on a short sub lease expiring in Sept 2020 at an initial rent of £18,000 pa.

It would be ideal for a business wanting a bit of short term storage and if a longer term is required that can be arranged subject to negotiation.

Jewellers Quickly Re-Let

The former Maze Jewellers at 39 High Street Uckfield has been quickly re-let by Lawson Commercial to W E Clark Jewellers from Lewes and Eastbourne. 

This will be their third outlet. After a short period of refitting they hope to be open well in time for Christmas.

Offices Let For Children’s Nursery at Falmer Court, Uckfield

Lawson Commercial have let the former Roundabout Nursery premises at Falmer Court, just off London Road, Uckfield to a company from Lewes who run an existing children’s nursery in Lewes. 

After refurbishing the building they will re-open as a children’s day nursery

The two interconnecting suites with a rear garden area comprise just over 1,000 sq ft + parking.

  With all the new housing that is proposed for the Uckfield area there is going to be a need for additional nursery facilities and we are very pleased to have encouraged a business from outside the area to open a second branch in Uckfield and maintain this important service.